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[kuh n-volv]
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verb (used with or without object), con·volved, con·volv·ing.
  1. to roll or wind together; coil; twist.
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Origin of convolve

1590–1600; < Latin convolvere, equivalent to con- con- + volvere to roll, turn, twist
Related formscon·volve·ment, noun
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Related Words for convolve

convolute, twine, rotate, fold, writhe, spire, spiral, twist, turn, intertwine, loop, lap, scroll, wind, snake, wreathe, convolve, corkscrew, sinuate, intervolve

British Dictionary definitions for convolve


  1. to wind or roll together; coil; twist
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Word Origin for convolve

C16: from Latin convolvere; see convolute
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