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n. pl. tor·tu·os·i·ties
1. The quality or condition of being tortuous; twistedness or crookedness.
2. A bent or twisted part, passage, or thing.
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n, pl -ties
1. the state or quality of being tortuous
2. a twist, turn, or coil
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tor•tu•os•i•ty(ˌtɔr tʃuˈɒs ɪ ti)
n., pl. -ties.
1. the state of being tortuous; twisted form or course; crookedness.
2. a twist, bend, or crook.
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|Noun||1.||tortuosity - a tortuous and twisted shape or position; "they built a tree house in the tortuosities of its boughs"; "the acrobat performed incredible contortions"|
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