Supinate meaning

so͝opə-nāt
To turn or rotate (the hand or forearm) so that the palm faces up or forward.
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To turn or rotate (the foot) by adduction and inversion so that the outer edge of the sole bears the body's weight.
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To be supinated; undergo supination.
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To rotate (the hand or forearm) so that the palm faces upward or forward.
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To turn or rotate the hand or forearm so that the palm faces up or forward.
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To turn or rotate the foot by adduction and inversion so that the outer edge of the sole bears the body's weight.
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(anatomy) To twist the forearm so as to turn the palm of the hand backwards if the forearm is pointing up, upwards if the forearm is horizontal, or forwards if the arm is pointing down; to twist the forarm by contracting the biceps brachii; to twist the right forearm clockwise or the left forearm counterclockwise.
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(anatomy) To twist the foot so the weight is on the outer edge.
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Origin of supinate

  • Latin supīnāre supīnāt- from supīnus backward supine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin supÄ«nō (“turn up, turn over").

    From Wiktionary