Pronate meaning

prō'nāt'
To place in a prone position.
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To become pronated.
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To assume a prone position.
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To rotate (the hand or forearm) so that the palm faces down or back.
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To rotate (the foot) outward and tip it so that the inner side of the sole contacts the ground in walking or running.
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To place in or assume a prone position.
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(anatomy) To turn or rotate one's hand and forearm so that the palm faces down if the forearm is horizontal, back if the arm is pointing down, or forward if the forearm is pointing up; to twist the right forearm counterclockwise or the left forearm clockwise.
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(anatomy) To twist the foot so that if walking the weight would be borne on the inner edge of the foot.
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(intransitive, anatomy) To become pronated.
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Somewhat prone; inclined.

Pronate trees.

Hold the cello bow with the hand in a pronate position over the frog.

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Origin of pronate

  • Late Latin prōnāre prōnāt- to bend forward from prōnus turned forward prone
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Latin pronatus, past participle of pronare to bend forward. See prone.
    From Wiktionary