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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of perverting.
  • n. The state of being perverted.
  • n. A sexual practice or act considered abnormal or deviant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The action of perverting someone or something; humiliation; debasement.
  • n. The state of being perverted; depravity; viciousness.
  • n. A sexual practice or act considered abnormal; sexual deviance; immorality.
  • n. An instance of such abnormal activity or behaviour; rape.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of perverting, or the state of being perverted; a turning from truth or right; a diverting from the true intent or object; a change to something worse; a turning or applying to a wrong end or use.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of perverting; a turning from truth or propriety; a diverting from the true intent or object; change to something worse.
  • n. In mathematics, the operation of passing from any figure to another like the image of the former in a plane mirror; also, same as perverse.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the action of perverting something (turning it to a wrong use)
  • n. an aberrant sexual practice
  • n. a curve that reverses the direction of something

Etymologies

From Latin perversio, from pervertereĀ ("corrupt") (Wiktionary)

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