incurve

verb

in·​curve (ˌ)in-ˈkərv How to pronounce incurve (audio)
ˈin-ˌkərv
incurved; incurving; incurves

transitive verb

: to bend so as to curve inward

Word History

Etymology

Latin incurvare, from in- + curvare to curve, from curvus curved — more at curve

First Known Use

1610, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of incurve was in 1610

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Cite this Entry

“Incurve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/incurve. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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