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supinate

[ soo-puh-neyt ]
/ 藞su p蓹藢ne瑟t /
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verb (used with object), su路pi路nat路ed, su路pi路nat路ing.
to turn to a supine position; rotate (the hand or foot) so that the palm or sole is upward.
verb (used without object), su路pi路nat路ed, su路pi路nat路ing.
to become supinated.
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Origin of supinate

First recorded in 1825鈥35, supinate is from the Latin word sup墨n膩tus (past participle of sup墨n膩re to lay face up). See supine, -ate1
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How to use supinate in a sentence

  • The patient is unable to supinate the forearm or to abduct the arm, and in most cases to flex the forearm.

    Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

British Dictionary definitions for supinate

supinate
/ (藞su藧p瑟藢ne瑟t, 藞sju藧-) /

verb
to turn (the hand and forearm) so that the palm faces up or forwards

Derived forms of supinate

supination, noun

Word Origin for supinate

C19: from Latin sup墨n膩re to lay on the back, from sup墨nus supine
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