(Arch.), an arch placed with crown downward; — much used in foundations.

(In*vert"ed*ly), adv. In an inverted order. Derham.

(In*vert"i*ble) a. [From Invert.]

1. Capable of being inverted or turned.

2. (Chem.) Capable of being changed or converted; as, invertible sugar.

(In*vert"i*ble), a. [Pref. in- not + L. vertere to turn + -ible.] Incapable of being turned or changed.

An indurate and invertible conscience.

(In*vert"in) n. (Physiol. Chem.) An unorganized ferment which causes cane sugar to take up a molecule of water and be converted into invert sugar.

(In*vest") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Invested; p. pr. & vb. n. Investing.] [L. investire, investitum; pref. in- in + vestire to clothe, fr. vestis clothing: cf. F. investir. See Vest.]

1. To put garments on; to clothe; to dress; to array; — opposed to divest. Usually followed by with, sometimes by in; as, to invest one with a robe.

2. To put on. [Obs.]

Can not find one this girdle to invest.

3. To clothe, as with office or authority; to place in possession of rank, dignity, or estate; to endow; to adorn; to grace; to bedeck; as, to invest with honor or glory; to invest with an estate.

I do invest you jointly with my power.

4. To surround, accompany, or attend.

Awe such as must always invest the spectacle of the guilt.

5. To confer; to give. [R.]

It investeth a right of government.

6. (Mil.) To inclose; to surround or hem in with troops, so as to intercept succors of men and provisions and prevent escape; to lay siege to; as, to invest a town.

7. To lay out (money or capital) in business with the view of obtaining an income or profit; as, to invest money in bank stock.

(In*vest") v. i. To make an investment; as, to invest in stocks; — usually followed by in.

(In*vest"ient) a. [L. investiens, p. pr. of investire.] Covering; clothing. [R.] Woodward.

(In*ves"ti*ga*ble) a. [L. investigabilis. See Investigate.] Capable or susceptible of being investigated; admitting research. Hooker.

Inverted arch

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