supinate

verb

su·​pi·​nate ˈsü-pə-ˌnāt How to pronounce supinate (audio)
supinated; supinating

transitive verb

: to cause to undergo supination

intransitive verb

: to undergo supination

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web When raising the weight, remember to supinate (turn your palms upward) and squeeze as much as possible to hit your biceps. Kirk Charles, Men's Health, 26 Apr. 2022 This will plantarflex your ankle, supinate your foot and contract your calf. Jon-erik Kawamoto, Outside Online, 23 Mar. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

Latin supinatus, past participle of supinare to lay backward or on the back, from supinus

First Known Use

1801, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of supinate was in 1801

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Cite this Entry

“Supinate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supinate. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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Medical Definition

supinate

verb

su·​pi·​nate ˈsü-pə-ˌnāt How to pronounce supinate (audio)
supinated; supinating

transitive verb

: to cause to undergo supination
supinate the hand

intransitive verb

: to undergo supination
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