\ i-ˈvərt How to pronounce evert (audio) \
everted; everting; everts

Definition of evert

transitive verb

2 : to subject to eversion

Examples of evert in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web USA TODAY Gas prices across the U.S. continue to drop as the coronavirus pandemic continues to evert transportation and travel. Jazmin Goodwin, USA TODAY, "Gas prices are falling across the U.S., but consumers may not see the benefit. Here's why.," 21 Mar. 2020 Are your nipples everted, meaning out Emma Sarran Webster, Allure, "An Illustrated Guide Doing a Breast Self-Exam," 27 Oct. 2017 Eventually, the sea star is able to evert its entire stomach into the gap and eat its prey from within. Dave Taft, New York Times, "Sea Stars Are More Brutal Than They Look," 23 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of evert

1533, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for evert

Latin evertere, from e- + vertere to turn — more at worth

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The first known use of evert was in 1533

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“Evert.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evert. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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Medical Definition of evert

: to turn outward evert the foot also : to turn inside out

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