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sinuate

[ adjective sin-yoo-it, -eyt, verb sin-yoo-eyt ]
/ adjective 藞s瑟n yu 瑟t, -藢e瑟t, verb 藞s瑟n yu藢e瑟t /
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adjective Also sin路u路at路ed.
bent in and out; winding; sinuous.
Botany. having the margin strongly or distinctly wavy, as a leaf.
verb (used without object), sin路u路at路ed, sin路u路at路ing.
to curve or wind in and out; creep in a winding path: a snake sinuating along the ground.
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Origin of sinuate

First recorded in 1680鈥90; from Latin sinu膩tus, past participle of sinu膩re 鈥渢o bend, curve鈥; see sinus, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM sinuate

sin路u路ate路ly, adverbun路sin路u路ate, adjectiveun路sin路u路ate路ly, adverbun路sin路u路at路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sinuate

sinuate

sinuated

/ (藞s瑟nj蕣瑟t, -藢e瑟t) /

adjective
Also: sinuous (of leaves) having a strongly waved margin
another word for sinuous

Derived forms of sinuate

sinuately, adverb

Word Origin for sinuate

C17: from Latin sinu膩tus curved; see sinus, -ate 1
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