Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun the act of turning inside out
  • noun the position of being turned outward

Etymologies

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

[Middle English eversioun, from Old French eversion, from Latin ēversiō, ēversiōn-, from ēversus, past participle of ēvertere, to overturn; see evert.]

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