supinate

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

Definition of supinate

transitive verb

: to cause to undergo supination

intransitive verb

: to undergo supination

First Known Use of supinate

1801, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for supinate

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

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“Supinate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supinate. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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supinate

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

Medical Definition of supinate

transitive verb

: to cause to undergo supination supinate the hand

intransitive verb

: to undergo supination

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