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Definition of Tortuous


  1. Bent in different directions; wreathed; twisted; winding; as, a tortuous train; a tortuous train; a tortuous leaf or corolla.
  2. Fig.: Deviating from rectitude; indirect; erroneous; deceitful.
  3. Injurious: tortious.
  4. Oblique; -- applied to the six signs of the zodiac (from Capricorn to Gemini) which ascend most rapidly and obliquely.
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tortuous in Swedish is slingrande