Incurvating
Incurvate In*cur"vate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Incurvated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Incurvating}.] To turn from a straight line or course; to bend; to crook. --Cheyne. [1913 Webster]

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  • incurvating — v. bend or curve inward adj. curved inward, bent, incurved …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Incurvate — In*cur vate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Incurvated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Incurvating}.] To turn from a straight line or course; to bend; to crook. Cheyne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Incurvated — Incurvate In*cur vate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Incurvated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Incurvating}.] To turn from a straight line or course; to bend; to crook. Cheyne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incurvate — incurvature /in kerr veuh cheuhr/, incurvation, n. adj. /in kerr vayt , in kerr vit/; v. /in kerr vayt , in kerr vayt/, adj., v., incurvated, incurvating. adj. 1. curved, esp. inward. v.t. 2. to make curved; turn from a straight line or course;… …   Universalium

  • flexure — n. 1. Bending, curving, incurvating, incurvation. 2. Bend, crook, turn, fold, winding, incurvation, curvature. 3. Curvature, mode of bending, rate of incurvation …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • incurvate — adjective /ɪnˈkɜvət/ (say in kervuht), / veɪt/ (say vayt) 1. curved, especially inwards. –verb (t) /ˈɪnkɜveɪt/ (say inkervayt) (incurvated, incurvating) 2. to make curved; turn from a straight line or course; curve, especially inwards. {Latin… …   Australian English dictionary

  • incurvate — [in kʉr′vit, in kʉr′vāt΄; in′kərvit, in′kərvāt΄; ] for v. [ in kʉr′vāt΄, in′kərvāt΄] adj. [L incurvatus, pp. of incurvare: see INCURVE] bent or curving inward vt., vi. incurvated, incurvating to bend or curve inward incurvation n. incurvature [in …   English World dictionary

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