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View synonyms for incurvate

incurvate

[ adjective in-kur-veyt, in-kur-vit; verb in-kur-veyt, in-kur-veyt ]

adjective

  1. curved, especially inward.


verb (used with object)

, in·cur·vat·ed, in·cur·vat·ing.
  1. to make curved; turn from a straight line or course; curve, especially inward.

incurvate

/ ɪnˈkɜːvətʃə /

verb

  1. to curve or cause to curve inwards


adjective

  1. curved inwards
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Derived Forms

  • ˌincurˈvation, noun
  • incurvature, noun
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Other Words From

  • in·cur·va·ture [in-, kur, -v, uh, -cher], incur·vation noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of incurvate1

1570–80; < Latin incurvātus, past participle of incurvāre. See incurve, -ate 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of incurvate1

C16: from Latin incurvāre ( vb )
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Example Sentences

The blade is incurvate, beveled on each side of both faces, and is in rare instances serrated.

The stem is usually straight but may be expanded, with straight or incurvate side edges.

The stem side edges may be slightly incurvate, slightly excurvate, or straight.

The stem side edges are usually incurvate or straight and beveled.

The stem is broad and may be straight, slightly contracted, or expanded, with an incurvate basal edge that may be thinned.

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