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From Latin ēvertere, from e (out) + vertere to turn around in various senses; hence in English: to turn about or overturn. In the 16th century the word appeared in the sense of upsetting or overturning; since the 18th century, the sense of turning out like a pocket has been the dominant usage.

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evert (third-person singular simple present everts, present participle everting, simple past and past participle everted)

  1. (transitive) To turn inside out, typically from within, like a pocket being emptied.

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