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English noun: perversion

1. perversion (shape) a curve that reverses the direction of something

SamplesThe tendrils of the plant exhibited perversion.
Perversion also shows up in kinky telephone cords.

Broader (hypernym)curve, curved shape

2. perversion (act) an aberrant sexual practice

Synonymssexual perversion

Broader (hypernym)sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice

Narrower (hyponym)anal intercourse, anal sex, buggery, head, oral sex, paraphilia, sodomy

3. perversion (act) the action of perverting something (turning it to a wrong use)

SamplesIt was a perversion of justice.

Broader (hypernym)actus reus, misconduct, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct

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