HyperDic: perversion

English > 3 senses of the word perversion:
NOUNshapeperversiona curve that reverses the direction of something
actperversion, sexual perversionan aberrant sexual practice
actperversionthe action of perverting something (turning it to a wrong use)
perversion > pronunciation
Soundsperver'zhahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > perversion: 3 senses > noun 1, shape
MeaningA curve that reverses the direction of something.
Examples
  • "the tendrils of the plant exhibited perversion"
  • "perversion also shows up in kinky telephone cords"
Broadercurve, curved shapeThe trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
English > perversion: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningAn aberrant sexual practice.
Synonymsexual perversion
Narroweroral sex, headoral stimulation of the genitals
paraphiliaAbnormal sexual activity
sodomy, buggery, anal sex, anal intercourseIntercourse via the anus, committed by a man with a man or woman
Broadersexual activity, sexual practice, sex, sex activityActivities associated with sexual intercourse
Spanishperversión
Catalanperversió
English > perversion: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe action of perverting something (turning it to a wrong use).
Example"it was a perversion of justice"
Broaderwrongdoing, wrongful conduct, misconduct, actus reusActivity that transgresses moral or civil law
Spanishperversión
Catalanperversió
Verbspervertchange the inherent purpose or function of something

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