incurve

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

Definition of incurve

transitive verb

: to bend so as to curve inward

First Known Use of incurve

1610, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for incurve

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

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“Incurve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/incurve. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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