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Main Entry: 1re·verse
Pronunciation: ri-primarystressvschwars
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English revers "opposite or contrary to a previous or normal condition," from early French revers (same meaning), from Latin reversus "turned back," from revertere "to turn back," from re- "again" + vertere "to turn" --related to CONVERSE, VERSATILE, VERTICAL, VICE VERSA
1 : opposite or contrary to a previous or normal condition <reverse order>
2 : acting or working in a manner opposite to the usual
3 : bringing about backward movement <reverse gear>
- re·verse·ly adverb

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