introvert

noun /ˈɪntrəvɜt / (say 'intruhvert)

1. Psychology someone characterised by introversion; someone concerned chiefly with their own thoughts. Compare extrovert (def. 1).
2. Zoology, etc. a part that is or can be introverted.
adjective /ˈɪntrəvɜt / (say 'intruhvert)
3. marked by introversion.
verb (t) /ɪntrəˈvɜt/ (say intruh'vert)
4. to turn inwards.
5. to direct (the mind, etc.) inwards or upon the self.
6. Zoology, etc. to sheathe a part of, within another part; invaginate.
{intro- + Latin vertere turn}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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