nu·​tate ˈnü-ˌtāt How to pronounce nutate (audio)
nutated; nutating

intransitive verb

: to exhibit or undergo nutation

Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nutate was in 1880

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Cite this Entry

“Nutate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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