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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Who focuses primarily on their own mind, feelings, or affairs.
  • n. One who focuses primarily on their own mind, feelings, or affairs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

Etymologies

intro- + Latin vertere, to turn; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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