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in·tro·vert  audio  (ntr-vûrt, ntr-vûrt) KEY 

TRANSITIVE VERB:
in·tro·vert·ed, in·tro·vert·ing, in·tro·verts
  1. To turn or direct inward.
  2. Psychology To concentrate (one's interests) upon oneself.
  3. Medicine To turn (a tubular organ or part) inward upon itself.
NOUN:
(ntr-vûrt)
  1. Psychology An introverted person.
  2. Medicine An anatomical structure that is capable of being introverted.

ETYMOLOGY:
intro- + Latin vertere, to turn; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots


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