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a. The act of perverting.
b. The state of being perverted.
2. A sexual practice or act considered abnormal or deviant.

per·ver′sive (-sĭv, -zĭv) adj.
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perverting or tending to pervert
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(pərˈvɜr sɪv)

tending to pervert.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.perversive - tending to corrupt or pervert
evil - morally bad or wrong; "evil purposes"; "an evil influence"; "evil deeds"
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On the one hand, the patient obsessively incorporates the stereotype of femininity as physical and emotional nurturer of others, developing a totally other-oriented emotional economy, suppressing her own desires for self-nurturance, hunger, independence, and considering self-feeding as greedy and perversively excessive via her strict control of female appetite.
I want to stress the fact that Marxism was more pervasively - and also perversively - "moralized" by the apparent propaganda of the party apparatus.