[adjective in-kur-veyt, in-kur-vit; verb in-kur-veyt, in-kur-veyt]
- curved, especially inward.
- to make curved; turn from a straight line or course; curve, especially inward.
Origin of incurvate
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Examples from the Web for incurvate
The side edges of the stem are incurvate and usually ground.
The blade is usually straight; rarely, incurvate or excurvate.
The base is incurvate and usually thinned with some fine retouch.
The blade is usually straight; rarely, excurvate or incurvate.
The stem base is thinned and may be incurvate, straight or excurvate.
- to curve or cause to curve inwards
- curved inwards
C16: from Latin incurvāre (vb)
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