incurve

[ in-kurv ]
/ ɪnˈkɜrv /

verb (used with or without object), in·curved, in·curv·ing.

to curve or cause to curve inward.

Nearby words

  1. incurrent,
  2. incursion,
  3. incursive,
  4. incurvate,
  5. incurvation,
  6. incus,
  7. incuse,
  8. incyclophoria,
  9. ind,
  10. ind-

Origin of incurve

First recorded in 1600–10, incurve is from the Latin word incurvāre to bend in, curve. See in-2, curve

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Examples from the Web for incurve

  • High or low, incurve or outcurve, they were all the same to him.

  • His shoulders were bowed, the incurve of his thin stomach following the line of his back.

    The Underdog|F. Hopkinson Smith
  • The first ball he pitched was an incurve, but it looked good to the batter, and he swung at it viciously.

  • The next was an incurve, but Brassy swung at it and missed again.