convolve

verb
con·​volve | \ kən-ˈvälv How to pronounce convolve (audio) , -ˈvȯlv also -ˈväv or -ˈvȯv \
convolved; convolving

Definition of convolve

transitive verb

: to roll together : writhe

intransitive verb

: to roll together or circulate involvedly

First Known Use of convolve

1616, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for convolve

borrowed from Latin convolvere "to give a whirling motion to, roll round or up, coil, twist, wrap round," from con- con- + volvere "to set in a circular course, cause to roll" — more at wallow entry 1

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“Convolve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/convolve. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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