/pə'vɜ:ʃn; [US] -ʒn; pɚ`vɝʒən/
1 (a) [U] changing sth from right to wrong; perverting 变错; 变坏; 反常
*the perversion of innocence 纯洁心灵的变坏
* the perversion of the evidence to suit powerful interests 因利欲熏心而颠倒是非.
(b) [C] perverted form of sth; distortion 歪曲; 颠倒; 曲解
*Her account was a perversion of the truth. 她所讲的歪曲了事实.
(a) (esp of sexual feelings) being or becoming unnatural or abnormal （尤指对性的情感）反常, 异常
*the perversion of normal desires 欲望的反常.
(b) [C] (esp sexual) taste or desire which has been perverted （尤指性的）变态心理, 倒错
*the treatment of sexual perversion by psychotherapy 用心理疗法医治性变态
* His craving for publicity has become almost a perversion. 他渴望出风头已迹近病态.
n [U and C]
a type of sexual behaviour that is considered unnatural and unacceptable
the process of changing something that is natural and good into something that is unnatural and wrong, or the result of such a change
a perversion of the true meaning of democracy