- a garment, especially a coat, that can be worn with either side exposed.
Origin of reversible
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Examples from the Web for reversible
Vasalgel, a reversible form of male birth control, just took one step closer to your vas deferens.
Vasalgel, a reversible, non-hormonal polymer that blocks the vas deferens, is about to enter human trials.
The center section of the ramp is reversible; one side producing thicker slices, the other thinner.The Chef's Secret Weapon
November 3, 2009
This conduct is explained by the principles of reversible reactions.An Elementary Study of Chemistry
But some words are reversible in sense as well as in orthography.
It was a reversible van, with a door at each right-hand corner.Mugby Junction
Explain what the author means by saying, "The mole is a reversible machine."The Silent Readers
William D. Lewis
The history of the egg shows a reversible condition of rest and of activity.The Organism as a Whole
- capable of being reverseda reversible decision
- capable of returning to an original condition
- chem physics capable of assuming or producing either of two possible states and changing from one to the othera reversible reaction
- thermodynamics (of a change, process, etc) occurring through a number of intermediate states that are all in thermodynamic equilibrium
- (of a fabric or garment) woven, printed, or finished so that either side may be used as the outer side
- a reversible garment, esp a coat
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Word Origin and History for reversible
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