[verb jahy-reyt, jahy-reyt; adjective jahy-reyt]
- to move in a circle or spiral, or around a fixed point; whirl.
- Zoology. having convolutions.
Origin of gyrate
Synonyms for gyrate
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- an electronic circuit that inverts the impedance
- (intr) to rotate or spiral, esp about a fixed point or axis
- biology curved or coiled into a circle; circinate
Word Origin for gyrate
C19: from Late Latin gӯrāre, from Latin gӯrus circle, from Greek guros
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1822 (implied in gyrated), back-formation from gyration. Related: Gyrated; gyrating.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To revolve around a fixed point or axis.
- To revolve in or as if in a circle or spiral.
- In rings; coiled or convoluted.
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