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1. Capable of being reversed, as:
a. Finished so that either side can be used: a reversible fabric.
b. Wearable with either side turned outward: a reversible skirt; a reversible vest.
2. Chemistry & Physics
a. Capable of assuming or producing either of two states: a reversible cell.
b. Of or relating to a process, such as a chemical reaction or a phase change, in which the system undergoing the process can be returned to its original state.
A reversible fabric or item of clothing.

re·vers′i·bil′i·ty, re·vers′i·ble·ness n.
re·vers′i·bly adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.reversibly - in a reversible manner; "reversibly convertible"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
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