Complete Definition of "supinate"

was wotd|2006|March|21
English

Etymology
L. supino "to lay on the back"

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-supinate.ogg|Audio (US)

Transitive verb
en-verb|supinat|ing

  1. anatomy: To twist the forearm so as to turn the palm of the hand towards the body or forwards, thereby contracting the biceps brachii.
  2. anatomy: To twist the foot so the weight is on the outer edge.

Antonyms
pronate

Related terms
supinated
supine

Translations

French: supiner
mid

vi:supinate

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