- to turn to a supine position; rotate (the hand or foot) so that the palm or sole is upward.
- to become supinated.
Origin of supinate
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The patient is unable to supinate the forearm or to abduct the arm, and in most cases to flex the forearm.Manual of Surgery
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- to turn (the hand and forearm) so that the palm faces up or forwards
Word Origin for supinate
C19: from Latin supīnāre to lay on the back, from supīnus supine
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Word Origin and History for supinate
1831, from Latin supinatus, past participle of supinare, from supinus (see supine).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To assume, or to be placed in, a supine position.
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