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Definition of revert:

  1. One who, or that which, reverts.
  2. To change back, as from a soluble to an insoluble state or the reverse; thus, phosphoric acid in certain fertilizers reverts.
  3. To change back. See Revert, v. i.
  4. To return to the proprietor after the termination of a particular estate granted by him.
  5. To return, wholly or in part, towards some preexistent form; to take on the traits or characters of an ancestral type.
  6. To return; to come back.
  7. To throw back; to reflect; to reverberate.
  8. To turn back, or to the contrary; to reverse.


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