Definitions

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

  • transitive verb To turn or direct inward.
  • transitive verb Psychology To concentrate (one's interests) upon oneself.
  • transitive verb Medicine To turn (a tubular organ or part) inward upon itself.
  • noun Psychology An introverted person.
  • noun Medicine An anatomical structure that is capable of being introverted.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To turn within; direct inward or interiorly.
  • In zoology, to turn in, or invert; insheathe a part of within another part.
  • noun That which is introverted; in zoology, some part or organ which is turned in upon itself, or intus-suscepted.

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

  • noun A person who is introverted; one concerned predominantly with himself or his own feelings. Contrasted with extrovert.
  • noun A person who is shy.
  • noun (Zoöl.) A part that can be introverted{1}.
  • transitive verb To turn or bend inward.
  • transitive verb To look within; to introspect.

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

  • adjective of a person Who focuses primarily on their own mind, feelings, or affairs.
  • noun One who focuses primarily on their own mind, feelings, or affairs.

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

  • noun (psychology) a person who tends to shrink from social contacts and to become preoccupied with their own thoughts
  • verb fold inwards
  • verb turn inside

Etymologies

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

[intro– + Latin vertere, to turn; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

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