supinate

verb su·pi·nate \ ˈsü-pə-ˌnāt \

Definition of supinate

supinated; supinating
transitive verb
: to cause to undergo supination
intransitive verb
: to undergo supination

Origin and Etymology of supinate

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


Medical Dictionary

supinate

verb su·pi·nate \ ˈsü-pə-ˌnāt \

medical Definition of supinate

supinated; supinating
transitive verb
: to cause to undergo supination
  • supinate the hand
intransitive verb
: to undergo supination

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