incurvate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin incurvatus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (adjective) IPA(key): /ˈɪŋkə(ɹ)vɪt/
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  • (verb) IPA(key): /ˈɪŋkə(ɹ)veɪt/
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Adjective[edit]

incurvate (comparative more incurvate, superlative most incurvate)

  1. bending inwards.
    He noted that the flower's petals were incurvate.
  2. Curved; bent; crooked.

Verb[edit]

incurvate (third-person singular simple present incurvates, present participle incurvating, simple past and past participle incurvated)

  1. (transitive) To bend (especially inwards); to give a curved shape to.
    • 1713, W[illiam] Derham, Physico-Theology: Or, A Demonstration of the Being and Attributes of God, from His Works of Creation. [], London: [] W[illiam] Innys, [], OCLC 2313581:
      Mr. Flamsteed's measures were taken with a micrometer that pinches or clasps the opposite edges of a planet which would incurvate the rays one way
  2. (intransitive) to have a curved or bent shape; to bend or curve inwards.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

incurvate

  1. inflection of incurvare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

Etymology 2[edit]

Participle[edit]

incurvate f pl

  1. feminine plural of incurvato

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

incurvāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of incurvātus