Introvertive



[in-truh-vur-zhuh n, -shuh n, in-truh-vur-] /ˌɪn trəˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən, ˈɪn trəˌvɜr-/

noun
1.
the act of introverting or the state of being introverted.
2.
the quality, tendency, or disposition of being introverted.
3.
Psychology.

/ˌɪntrəˈvɜːʃən/
noun
1.
(psychol) the directing of interest inwards towards one’s own thoughts and feelings rather than towards the external world or making social contacts
2.
(pathol) the turning inside out of a hollow organ or part
n.

1650s, of thought or contemplation, from Modern Latin introversionem, noun of action from past participle stem of *introvertere (see introvert). Meaning “tendency to withdraw from the world” is from 1912.

introversion in·tro·ver·sion (ĭn’trə-vûr’zhən, -shən)
n.

in’tro·ver’sive (-vûr’sĭv) adj.

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