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(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.
(Per*ver"si*ty) n. [L. perversitas: cf. F. perversité.] The quality or state of being perverse; perverseness.
(Per*ver"sive) a.Tending to pervert.
(Per*vert") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Perverted; p. pr. & vb. n. Perverting.] [F. pervertir, L. pervertere,
perversum; per + vertere to turn. See Per-, and Verse.]
1. To turnanother way; to divert. [Obs.]
Let's follow him, and pervert the present wrath.Shak.
2. To turn from truth, rectitude, or propriety; to divert from a right use, end, or way; to lead astray; to corrupt; also,
to misapply; to misinterpret designedly; as, to pervert one's words. Dryden.
He, in the serpent, had perverted Eve.Milton.
(Per*vert"), v. i. To become perverted; to take the wrong course. [R.] Testament of Love.
(Per"vert) n. One who has been perverted; one who has turned to error, especially in religion;
opposed to convert. See the Synonym of Convert.
That notorious pervert, Henry of Navarre.Thackeray.
(Per*vert"er) n. One who perverts "His own parents his perverters." South. "A perverter of
his law." Bp. Stillingfleet.
(Per*vert"i*ble) a. Capable of being perverted.
(Per*ves"ti*gate) v. t. [L. pervestigatus, p. p. of pervestigare.] To investigate thoroughly.
(Per*ves`ti*ga"tion) n. [L. pervestigatio.] Thorough investigation. [Obs.] Chillingworth.
(Per"vi*al) a. [See Pervious.] Pervious. [Obs.] Per"vi*al*ly, adv. [Obs.] Chapman.
(Per`vi*ca"cious) a. [L. pervicax, -acis.] Obstinate; willful; refractory. [Obs.] Per`vi*ca"cious*ly,
adv. Per`vi*ca"cious*ness, n. [Obs.]
(Per`vi*cac"i*ty) n. Obstinacy; pervicaciousness. [Obs.] Bentley.
(Per"vi*ca*cy) n. [L. pervicacia.] Pervicacity. [Obs.]
(Per*vig`i*la"tion) n. [L. pervigilatio, fr. pervigilare.] Careful watching. [Obs.]
(Per"vi*ous) a. [L. pervis; per + via a way. See Per-, and Voyage.]
1. Admitting passage; capable of being penetrated by another body or substance; permeable; as, a pervious
[Doors] . . . pervious to winds, and open every way.Pope.