invert

[ verb in-vurt; adjective, noun in-vurt ]SEE DEFINITION OF invert
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On the other hand, the invert would have no influence on an individual who was not predisposed.

For the same reason an invert is not virtuous because he does not seduce girls.

Invert the pie-dish, and cut the paste to the size and shape of the under side of it.

Another way is to invert the hive in which the united swarms are to live, and strike the bees of the other hive into it as before.

But this is to invert the order of the agencies by which the improvement of the law is carried on.

But to say that we must make tools first, and then begin, is to invert the process of life.

The leading idea was to reverse or invert everything in ordinary life.

A method of supporting the invert bars is shown by Fig. 169; 2×2-in.

In gravel it was impossible to hold the true curve of the invert bottom.

A natural cement concrete is used for the invert and side walls.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, from Middle French invertir or directly from Latin invertere "turn upside down, turn about," from in- "in, on" (see in- (2)) + vertere "to turn" (see versus). Related: Inverted; inverting; invertedly.

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