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Pronunciation:  pur'vurzhun

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  1. [n]  the action of perverting something (turning it to a wrong use); "it was a perversion of justice"
  2. [n]  an aberrant sexual practice that is preferred to normal intercourse

PERVERSION is a 10 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: sexual perversion
 See Also: actus reus, anal intercourse, anal sex, buggery, head, misconduct, oral sex, paraphilia, sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice, sodomy, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Per*ver"sion\, n. [L. perversio: cf. F. perversion.
See {Pervert}.]
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. ``Violations and perversions of the
laws.'' --Bacon.

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