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1. In chemistry, subjected to inversion, for example, invert sugar.
2. To reverse in direction, sequence, or effect.
3. Archaic term for a homosexual.See: inversion.
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v. in·verted, in·verting, in·verts
1. To turn inside out or upside down: invert an hourglass.
2. To reverse the position, order, or condition of: invert the subject and predicate of a sentence.
a. One who takes on the gender role of the opposite sex.
b. In the theory of Sigmund Freud, a homosexual person. No longer in scientific use.
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1. To turn inside out or upside down.
2. To bend the foot in at the ankle so that the sole is facing toward the inside of the leg.
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