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[soo-puh-neyt] /ˈsu pəˌneɪt/
verb (used with object), supinated, supinating.
to turn to a supine position; rotate (the hand or foot) so that the palm or sole is upward.
verb (used without object), supinated, supinating.
to become supinated.
Origin of supinate
First recorded in 1825-35, supinate is from the Latin word supīnātus (past participle of supīnāre to lay face up). See supine, -ate1 Unabridged
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  • The patient is unable to supinate the forearm or to abduct the arm, and in most cases to flex the forearm.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
British Dictionary definitions for supinate


/ˈsuːpɪˌneɪt; ˈsjuː-/
to turn (the hand and forearm) so that the palm faces up or forwards
Derived Forms
supination, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Latin supīnāre to lay on the back, from supīnussupine
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Word Origin and History for supinate

1831, from Latin supinatus, past participle of supinare, from supinus (see supine).

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supinate in Medicine

supinate su·pi·nate (sōō'pə-nāt')
v. su·pi·nat·ed, su·pi·nat·ing, su·pi·nates
To assume, or to be placed in, a supine position.

su'pi·na'tion n.
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