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perverted

[ per-vur-tid ]
/ pərˈvɜr tɪd /
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adjective
Pathology. changed to or being of an unnatural or abnormal kind: a perverted interest in death.
turned from what is right; wicked; misguided; distorted.
affected with or caused by perversion.
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Origin of perverted

First recorded in 1660–70; pervert + -ed2

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British Dictionary definitions for perverted

perverted
/ (pəˈvɜːtɪd) /

adjective
deviating greatly from what is regarded as normal or right; distorted
of or practising sexual perversion
incorrectly interpreted

Derived forms of perverted

pervertedly, adverbpervertedness, noun
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Medical definitions for perverted

perverted
[ pər-vûrtĭd ]

adj.
Deviating from what is considered normal or correct.
Of, relating to, or practicing sexual perversion.
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