declinate

[ dek-luh-neyt, -nit ]
/ ˈdɛk ləˌneɪt, -nɪt /

adjective

having a downward curve or slope; bending away, as from the horizontal: a declinate flower.

Nearby words

  1. declassify,
  2. declension,
  3. declensional,
  4. declensionally,
  5. declinable,
  6. declination,
  7. declinatory,
  8. declinature,
  9. decline,
  10. decline and fall of the roman empire, the

Origin of declinate

1800–10; < Latin dēclīnātus, past participle of dēclīnāre. See decline, -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for declinate

declinate

/ (ˈdɛklɪˌneɪt, -nɪt) /

adjective

(esp of plant parts) descending from the horizontal in a curve; drooping
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