Pronunciation: (di-stôrt'),[key] —v.t. 1. to twist awry or out of shape; make crooked or deformed: Arthritis had distorted his fingers. 2. to give a false, perverted, or disproportionate meaning to; misrepresent: to distort the facts. 3. Electronics.to reproduce or amplify (a signal) inaccurately by changing the frequencies or unequally changing the delay or amplitude of the components of the output wave.