revolute

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin revolūtus, perfect passive participle of revolvō (roll back).

Adjective[edit]

revolute (not comparable)

  1. Rolled or recurved on itself.
  2. (botany) Having the edges rolled with the abaxial side outward.

Verb[edit]

revolute (third-person singular simple present revolutes, present participle revoluting, simple past and past participle revoluted)

  1. to roll back, curve upwards

Etymology 2[edit]

Back-formation from revolution.

Verb[edit]

revolute (third-person singular simple present revolutes, present participle revoluting, simple past and past participle revoluted)

  1. to participate in or incite a revolution or revolt
    • 1893, Daily Evening Expositor, editorial, January 28
      The Hawaiians have ‘revoluted’ and dethroned the fat squaw they have hitherto chosen to call a queen.
    • 1996, Lester D. Langley, The Banana Men: American Mercenaries and Entrepreneurs in Central America, 1880-1930
      Christmas always thought himself a “patriotic American,” but, as he saw the matter, a little “revoluting” on behalf of his benefactors—Manuel Bonilla and Estrada Cabrera—in no sense harmed the interestes of the United States.
    • 2000, Barbara Bush, Imperialism, Race and Resistance: Africa and Britain 1919-1945
      Achimota was Fraser’s life’s work, evidence that ‘the glorious West African people’ were gradually changing their conditions by ‘evolving not revoluting [sic]’.
    • 2003, Ed McClanahan, Famous People I Have Known
      I rocked and rolled. I ingested illicit substances. I revoluted.
    • 2004, Samuel Hopkins Adams, The Unspeakable Perk
      “Pins through scarabs,” she laughed, “while beneath you Caracuna riots and revolutes and massacres foreigners.

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

revolute

  1. Feminine plural form of revoluto

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

revolūte

  1. vocative masculine singular of revolūtus