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in·vert

(in'vert),
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.

invert

(ĭn-vûrt′)
v. in·verted, in·verting, in·verts
v.tr.
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.
n. (ĭn′vûrt′)
Psychology
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.

in·vert′i·ble adj.

invert

[in′vurt]
Etymology: L, invertere, to turn over
to turn something upside down or inside out.

invert

(ĭn-vĕrt′)
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.