adjective gy·rate \ˈjī-ˌrāt\

Definition of GYRATE

:  winding or coiled around :  convoluted <gyrate branches of a tree>

First Known Use of GYRATE


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annual, burgeon, chloroplast, nomenclature, succulent, sylvan, xylem

Rhymes with GYRATE

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: to move back and forth with a circular motion


Full Definition of GYRATE

intransitive verb
:  to revolve around a point or axis
:  to oscillate with or as if with a circular or spiral motion
gy·ra·tor \-ˌrā-tər\ noun
gy·ra·to·ry \ˈjī-rə-ˌtr-ē\ adjective

Examples of GYRATE

  1. They gyrated to the music.
  2. <the gyroscope got its name for the way the disk inside the instrument gyrates around an axis>

First Known Use of GYRATE

GYRATOR Defined for Kids


verb gy·rate \ˈjī-ˌrāt\

Definition of GYRATE for Kids

:  to move back and forth with a circular motion <The child made the top gyrate.>
gy·ra·tion \jī-ˈrā-shən\ noun
Medical Dictionary


adjective gy·rate \ˈjī-ˌrāt\

Medical Definition of GYRATE

:  winding or coiled around :  convoluted


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