[ soo-puh-neyt ]
/ ˈsu pəˌneɪt /
verb (used with object), su·pi·nat·ed, su·pi·nat·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·pi·nat·ed, su·pi·nat·ing.
to become supinated.
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Example sentences from the Web for supinate
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
/ (ˈsuːpɪˌneɪt, ˈsjuː-) /
to turn (the hand and forearm) so that the palm faces up or forwards
Derived forms of supinatesupination, noun
Word Origin for supinate
C19: from Latin supīnāre to lay on the back, from supīnus supine
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Medical definitions for supinate
[ sōō′pə-nāt′ ]
To assume, or to be placed in, a supine position.
Other words from supinatesu′pi•na′tion n.
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