intervolve
intervolve in`ter*volve", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {intervolved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {intervolving}.] [Pref. inter- + L. volvere, volutum, to roll.] To involve one within another; to twist or coil together. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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  • intervolve — [in΄tər välv′] vt., vi. intervolved, intervolving [< INTER + L volvere, to roll: see WALK] 1. to wind or roll up together; coil up 2. to involve or be involved with one another …   English World dictionary

  • intervolve — intervolution /in teuhr veuh looh sheuhn/, n. /in teuhr volv /, v.t., v.i., intervolved, intervolving. to roll, wind, or involve, one within another. [1660 70; INTER + L volvere to roll; see REVOLVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • intervolve — verb a) To involve one with another. A writhing horror twisted itself across his features, like a snake gliding swiftly over them, and making one little pause, with all its wreathed intervolutions in open sight. b) To twist or coil together. See… …   Wiktionary

  • intervolve — in·ter·volve …   English syllables

  • intervolve — [c]/ɪntəˈvɒlv/ (say intuh volv) verb (intervolved, intervolving) –verb (t) 1. to roll, wind, or involve, one within another. –verb (i) 2. to intertwine. {inter + Latin volvere roll} …   Australian English dictionary

  • intervolve — |intə(r)|välv, |vȯlv verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: inter + volve (as in involve) transitive verb : to involve or roll up one within another mazes intricate, eccentric, intervolved John Milton …   Useful english dictionary

  • intervolved — intervolve in ter*volve , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {intervolved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {intervolving}.] [Pref. inter + L. volvere, volutum, to roll.] To involve one within another; to twist or coil together. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intervolving — intervolve in ter*volve , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {intervolved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {intervolving}.] [Pref. inter + L. volvere, volutum, to roll.] To involve one within another; to twist or coil together. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intervolution — noun The state of being intervolved or coiled up; a convolution; as, the intervolutions of a snake A writhing horror twisted itself across his features, like a snake gliding swiftly over them, and making one little pause, with all its wreathed… …   Wiktionary

  • coil — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. spiral, curl, roll, winding, circle, convolution. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. ring(s), turn, winding, spiral, helix, whorl, convolution, twine, twist, twirl, lap, loop, curl, curlicue, bight, corkscrew,… …   English dictionary for students

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