\ i-ˈvərt \
everted; everting; everts

Definition of evert 

transitive verb

2 : to subject to eversion

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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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Medical Definition of evert 

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

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