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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of turning inside out.
  • n. The condition of being turned inside out.
  • n. The condition of being turned outward.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An act of turning inside out.
  • n. The state of being turned inside out.
  • n. The condition of being turned outward.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of eversing; destruction.
  • n. The state of being turned back or outward; ; ectropium.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Overthrow; subversion; destruction.
  • n. A turning outward, or inside out.
  • n. In botany, the protrusion of organs that are generally produced in a cavity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of turning inside out
  • n. the position of being turned outward

Etymologies

Middle English eversioun, from Old French eversion, from Latin ēversiō, ēversiōn-, from ēversus, past participle of ēvertere, to overturn; see evert.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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