perversion

noun per·ver·sion \ pər-ˈvər-zhən , -shən \
|Updated on: 9 Aug 2018

Definition of perversion

1 : the action of perverting : the condition of being perverted
2 : a perverted form; especially : an aberrant sexual practice or interest especially when habitual

Examples of perversion in a Sentence

  1. They fought against perversion of the health-care system.

  2. claimed that rap and rock music were responsible for the perversion of the nation's young people

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First Known Use of perversion

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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PERVERSION Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of perversion for English Language Learners

  • : sexual behavior that people think is not normal or natural

  • : something that improperly changes something good

  • : the process of improperly changing something that is good


Medical Dictionary

perversion

noun per·ver·sion \ pər-ˈvər-zhən, -shən \

medical Definition of perversion

1 : the action of perverting or the condition of being perverted
2 : an aberrant sexual practice or interest especially when habitual


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