convolve

[ kuh n-volv ]
/ kənˈvɒlv /

verb (used with or without object), con·volved, con·volv·ing.

to roll or wind together; coil; twist.

Nearby words

  1. convoluted,
  2. convoluted tubule,
  3. convolutely,
  4. convolution,
  5. convolutionary,
  6. convolvulaceous,
  7. convolvulus,
  8. convoy,
  9. convulsant,
  10. convulse

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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British Dictionary definitions for convolve

convolve

/ (kənˈvɒlv) /

verb

to wind or roll together; coil; twist

Word Origin for convolve

C16: from Latin convolvere; see convolute

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