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gyrate

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adjective gy·rate \ˈjī-ˌrāt\

Definition of gyrate

  1. :  winding or coiled around :  convoluted gyrate branches of a tree

First Known Use of gyrate

1830


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gyrate

verb gy·rate

Definition of gyrate

gyrated

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gyrating

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to revolve around a point or axis

  3. 2 :  to oscillate with or as if with a circular or spiral motion

gyrator

play \ˈjī-ˌrā-tər\ noun

gyratory

play \ˈjī-rə-ˌtȯr-ē\ adjective

Examples of gyrate in a Sentence

  1. They gyrated to the music.

  2. the gyroscope got its name for the way the disk inside the instrument gyrates around an axis

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First Known Use of gyrate

1830


GYRATE Defined for English Language Learners

gyrate

verb

Definition of gyrate for English Language Learners

  • : to move back and forth with a circular motion


GYRATE Defined for Kids

gyrate

play
verb gy·rate \ˈjī-ˌrāt\

Definition of gyrate for Students

gyrated

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gyrating

  1. :  to move back and forth with a circular motion The child made the top gyrate.

gyration

\jī-ˈrā-shən\ noun

Medical Dictionary

gyrate

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adjective gy·rate \ˈjī-ˌrāt\

Medical Definition of gyrate

  1. :  winding or coiled around :  convoluted



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