gyrate

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

from Ancient Greek γυρός (gurós, round, curved) through Latin into Middle English to English

Verb[edit]

gyrate (third-person singular simple present gyrates, present participle gyrating, simple past and past participle gyrated)

  1. To revolve round a central point; to move spirally about an axis, as a tornado; to revolve.

Adjective[edit]

gyrate (comparative more gyrate, superlative most gyrate)

  1. (biology) Having coils or convolutions

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

gȳrāte

  1. first-person plural present active imperative of gȳrō