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noun 
  1. (context, knot theory) The number of negative crossings subtracted from the number of positive crossings in a knot
verb (writhes, writhing, writhed or wrothe, writhed or writhen)
  1. To twist; to turn; now, usually, to twist or turn so as to distort; to wring.
  2. To wrest; to distort; to pervert.
  3. To extort; to wring; to wrest.
  4. To twist or contort the body; to be distorted; as, to writhe with agony (also figuratively).
(webster) Etymology: Old English wrÄían


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