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Meaning of INCURVATE

Pronunciation:  'in'kur`veyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  bent into or having an inward curve
  2. [v]  cause to curve inward; "gravity incurvates the rays"
  3. [v]  bend inwards; "The body incurvates a little at the back"
 

INCURVATE is a 9 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: curved, curving, incurved
 
 See Also: bend, bend, deform, flex, turn, twist

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \In*cur"vate\, a. [L. incurvatus, p. p. of incurvare
    to crook; pref. in- in + curvus bent. See {Curve}, and cf.
    {Incurve}.]
    Curved; bent; crooked. --Derham.
    
    
  2. \In*cur"vate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Incurvated}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Incurvating}.]
    To turn from a straight line or course; to bend; to crook.
    --Cheyne.
    
    
 

 

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