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verb (used with object)
  1. to turn outward or inside out.
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Origin of evert

1375–1425 for earlier past participle sense; 1795–1805 for current sense; late Middle English < Latin ēvertere to overturn, equivalent to ē- e-1 + vertere to turn
Related formsun·e·vert·ed, adjective
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  1. (tr) to turn (an eyelid, the intestines, or some other bodily part) outwards or inside out
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Derived Formseversible, adjectiveeversion, noun

Word Origin

C16: from Latin ēvertere to overthrow, from vertere to turn


  1. Chris (tine). born 1954, US tennis player: winner of eighteen Grand Slam singles titles (1974–86), including the French Open a record seven times, the US Open a record six times, and Wimbledon three times
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everted in Medicine


  1. To turn inside out or outward.
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