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invert

1. Psychiatry
a. a person who adopts the role of the opposite sex
b. another word for homosexual
2. Architect
a. the lower inner surface of a drain, sewer, etc.
b. an arch that is concave upwards, esp one used in foundations

invert

[′in‚vərt]
(civil engineering)
The floor or bottom of a conduit.

invert

invert
In plumbing, the lowest point or the lowest inside surface of a channel, conduit, drain, pipe, or sewer pipe.
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Neil Fletcher, managing director, Invert Robotics, said: "Having developed the world's first inspection robot of its kind, Invert Robotics has evolved to deliver tools and technologies to difficult-to-access areas, quickly and safely.
Each barrel of the manhole will then be lowered--one at a time--onto the invert or base level of the manhole.
To create Figure 1 starting from the all-white configuration, we first invert circle 1, then we paint circle 2, and finally we invert circle 1 again.
The otolaryngologist can also invert the epiglottis during direct laryngoscopy.
Invert cooled tart on a plate and remove rim and pan bottom.
Cool cake in pan 10 minutes; then invert cake onto serving plate.
Anecdotal information suggested that people invert the bags to dry them out or to remove crumbs that might become moldy.