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

  • transitive v. To take within, as in telescoping one part of the intestine into another; invaginate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To take up into itself or into something else; invaginate.

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

  • v. introvert or invaginate


Probably back-formation from intussusception.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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  • Whoops!

    Ahem. *quietly brushes word into neighboring pile*

    (What's more, this most likely isn't the only neat word I've accidentally put here while browsing for candidates..)

    September 5, 2008

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    But, she... this word doesn't have an M!

    September 5, 2008