gyrate

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1gy·rate

adjective \ˈjī-ˌrāt\

Definition of GYRATE

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

First Known Use of GYRATE

1830

Other Botany Terms

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

Rhymes with GYRATE

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2gyrate

intransitive verb

: to move back and forth with a circular motion

gy·rat·edgy·rat·ing

Full Definition of GYRATE

1
:  to revolve around a point or axis
2
:  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

1830

gy·rate

adjective \ˈjī-ˌrāt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GYRATE

: winding or coiled around : convoluted

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