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introvert (v.)

"turn within, direct inward," 1650s, from Latin intro "inward, within" (see intro-) + vertere "to turn" (from PIE root *wer- (2) "to turn, bend").

introvert (n.)

1878, in zoology, "part or organ which is turned in upon itself," from introvert (v.). The psychological sense "introverted person" (opposed to extrovert) is 1917, from German, introduced there by C.G. Jung (1875-1961).

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Definitions of introvert from WordNet
1
introvert (v.)
fold inwards;
Synonyms: invaginate
introvert (v.)
turn inside;
He introverted his feelings
2
introvert (n.)
(psychology) a person who tends to shrink from social contacts and to become preoccupied with their own thoughts;
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