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deviate

[dē′vē·it]
Etymology: L, deviare, to turn aside
1 n, a person or an act that varies from that which is considered standard, such as a social or sexual deviate, or that which is within a statistic norm.
2 v, to vary from that which is considered standard or within a statistic norm. deviant, adj., deviation, n.

deviate

noun A poetic (i.e., non-medical) term for a person who engages in nontraditional and/or bizarre sexual practices.

deviate

(dē′vē-āt″) [L. deviare, to turn aside]
1. To move steadily away from a designated norm.
2. An individual whose behavior, esp. sexual behavior, is so far removed from societal norms that it is classed as socially, morally, or legally unacceptable.
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But she had certainly employed her revolver too late; the first shot deviated and lodged in the ceiling; it was the second only that took effect.
The Grand Mufti added that these misguided groups deviated from Allah Almighty's right and straight approach and way; they are subject to the enemies of Shariah; and they want so distort the image of Islam by their actions and killing innocent people, noting that Islam forbids killing and distorting bodies, and calling on the nation the nation to pay attention to these dangers surrounding it.
15 ( ANI ): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha candidate from Sultanpur Varun Gandhi on Tuesday in an indirect reference fired back on his cousin Priyanka Gandhi's remark, who said that he had deviated from the correct path.
KOCHI, August 30, 2011 (Frontier Star): At least seven passengers were injured when a Gulf Air flight from Bahrain with 137 passengers on board, deviated from the runway just before landing at the Kochi International airport early Monday.
Mr Miliband revealed in April that he suffered from sleep apnoea, which interrupts breathing during sleep, made worse by a deviated septum in his nose.
A spokeswoman for the Labour leader said yesterday: "Ed Miliband had an operation this morning to correct a deviated septum in order to help with his sleep apnoea.
Summary: RAS AL KHAIMAH -- A 38-year-old Egyptian expatriate died instantly on Tuesday morning when his car deviated from the road and crashed into a nearby tree on Al Wikalat Road in RAK.
His spokesman said: "On medical advice he is having a routine operation to correct the deviated septum at the end of July with the NHS.
However, the rocket, which blasted off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, deviated from its course by 8 degrees, resulting in the loss of the DM-3 booster with the satellites.
Explaining the idea behind the charter, Maronite Bishop Beshara al-Rai said: "The Lebanese political life has deviated from its role" of serving the public.
church has deviated from the great commandment that Jesus told us was the basis for all of our Christian principles.
Thanks to God, the security forces managed to detain members of the deviated group who have links with elements outside the kingdom while planning to carry out criminal acts inside," a statement read.