What does the word invert mean?

Usage examples for invert

  1. Knead it well in cold water till the buttermilk is extracted; then put it in a glazed jar, which invert in another, putting into the latter a sufficient quantity of water to exclude the air. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  2. So it comes about that the new drama's spirit is essentially, inevitably human and- humane, essentially distasteful to many professing followers of the Great Humanitarian, who, if they were but sincere, would see that they secretly abhor His teachings and in practice continually invert them. – Another Sheaf by John Galsworthy