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

Examples of supinate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Blissfeel is a neutral running shoe (meaning it's designed for a runner with high arches that do not flex—or for someone that tends to supinate) and features a breathable upper, supportive midsole, and a foam sole that offers plenty of cushioning for clocking effortless miles. Sarah Madaus, SELF, 22 Mar. 2022 Your biceps also supinate the forearm (turns it to face upward). Beth Bischoff, Men's Health, 12 Jan. 2023 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

Dictionary Entries Near supinate

Cite this Entry

“Supinate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supinate. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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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