Definition of paraphilic in US English:

paraphilic

adjective

Psychiatry
  • See paraphilia

    • ‘What we do know is that paraphilic development begins early in life (most males develop a paraphilic interest by the age of 17).’
    • ‘It is sometimes difficult to draw the line between normal and paraphilic behaviours.’
    • ‘Some of the cases in this group also engaged in other paraphilic behaviour (e.g., fetishism masochism, coprophilia).’
    • ‘Once a paraphilic interest has fully developed, it is almost impossible to ameliorate.’

Pronunciation

paraphilic

/ˌperəˈfilik/