sinuate

[ adjective sin-yoo-it, -eyt, verb sin-yoo-eyt ]
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adjectiveAlso sin·u·at·ed.
  1. bent in and out; winding; sinuous.

  2. Botany. having the margin strongly or distinctly wavy, as a leaf.

verb (used without object),sin·u·at·ed, sin·u·at·ing.
  1. to curve or wind in and out; creep in a winding path: a snake sinuating along the ground.

Origin of sinuate

1
First recorded in 1680–90; from Latin sinuātus, past participle of sinuāre “to bend, curve”; see sinus, -ate1

Other words from sinuate

  • sin·u·ate·ly, adverb
  • un·sin·u·ate, adjective
  • un·sin·u·ate·ly, adverb
  • un·sin·u·at·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for sinuate

sinuate

sinuated

/ (ˈsɪnjʊɪt, -ˌeɪt) /


adjective
  1. Also: sinuous (of leaves) having a strongly waved margin

  2. another word for sinuous

Origin of sinuate

1
C17: from Latin sinuātus curved; see sinus, -ate 1

Derived forms of sinuate

  • sinuately, adverb

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