serpentize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

serpent +‎ -ize

Verb[edit]

serpentize ‎(third-person singular simple present serpentizes, present participle serpentizing, simple past and past participle serpentized)

  1. (transitive) To turn or bend like a serpent, first in one direction and then in the opposite; to meander.
    The river runs before the door, and serpentizes more than you can conceive. — Walpole.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.