incurvate

verb
in·​cur·​vate | \ ˈin-ˌkər-ˌvāt How to pronounce incurvate (audio) , (ˌ)in-ˈkər- \
incurvated; incurvating

Definition of incurvate

transitive verb

: to cause to curve inward : bend

Other Words from incurvate

incurvate \ ˈin-​ˌkər-​ˌvāt How to pronounce incurvate (audio) , (ˌ)in-​ˈkər-​vət How to pronounce incurvate (audio) \ adjective
incurvation \ ˌin-​ˌkər-​ˈvā-​shən How to pronounce incurvate (audio) \ noun
incurvature \ (ˌ)in-​ˈkər-​və-​ˌchu̇r How to pronounce incurvate (audio) , -​chər , -​ˌtyu̇r , -​ˌtu̇r \ noun

First Known Use of incurvate

1578, in the meaning defined above

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“Incurvate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/incurvate. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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