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con·vo·lute

 (kŏn′və-lo͞ot′)
adj.
Rolled or coiled together in overlapping whorls, as certain leaves, petals, or shells.
intr. & tr.v. con·vo·lut·ed, con·vo·lut·ing, con·vo·lutes
To coil or fold or cause to coil or fold in overlapping whorls.

[Latin convolūtus, past participle of convolvere, to convolve; see convolve.]

con′vo·lute′ly adv.

convolute

(ˈkɒnvəˌluːt)
vb (tr)
to form into a twisted, coiled, or rolled shape
adj
1. (Botany) botany rolled longitudinally upon itself: a convolute petal.
2. another word for convoluted2
[C18: from Latin convolūtus rolled up, from convolvere to roll together, from volvere to turn]
ˈconvoˌlutely adv

con•vo•lute

(ˈkɒn vəˌlut)

v. -lut•ed, -lut•ing,
adj. v.t., v.i.
1. to coil up; form into a twisted shape.
adj.
2. coiled or rolled up together or with one part over another.
[1690–1700; < Latin convolūtus, past participle of convolvere to convolve]
con′vo•lute`ly, adv.

convolute


Past participle: convoluted
Gerund: convoluting

Imperative
convolute
convolute
Present
I convolute
you convolute
he/she/it convolutes
we convolute
you convolute
they convolute
Preterite
I convoluted
you convoluted
he/she/it convoluted
we convoluted
you convoluted
they convoluted
Present Continuous
I am convoluting
you are convoluting
he/she/it is convoluting
we are convoluting
you are convoluting
they are convoluting
Present Perfect
I have convoluted
you have convoluted
he/she/it has convoluted
we have convoluted
you have convoluted
they have convoluted
Past Continuous
I was convoluting
you were convoluting
he/she/it was convoluting
we were convoluting
you were convoluting
they were convoluting
Past Perfect
I had convoluted
you had convoluted
he/she/it had convoluted
we had convoluted
you had convoluted
they had convoluted
Future
I will convolute
you will convolute
he/she/it will convolute
we will convolute
you will convolute
they will convolute
Future Perfect
I will have convoluted
you will have convoluted
he/she/it will have convoluted
we will have convoluted
you will have convoluted
they will have convoluted
Future Continuous
I will be convoluting
you will be convoluting
he/she/it will be convoluting
we will be convoluting
you will be convoluting
they will be convoluting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been convoluting
you have been convoluting
he/she/it has been convoluting
we have been convoluting
you have been convoluting
they have been convoluting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been convoluting
you will have been convoluting
he/she/it will have been convoluting
we will have been convoluting
you will have been convoluting
they will have been convoluting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been convoluting
you had been convoluting
he/she/it had been convoluting
we had been convoluting
you had been convoluting
they had been convoluting
Conditional
I would convolute
you would convolute
he/she/it would convolute
we would convolute
you would convolute
they would convolute
Past Conditional
I would have convoluted
you would have convoluted
he/she/it would have convoluted
we would have convoluted
you would have convoluted
they would have convoluted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.convolute - curl, wind, or twist together
twist, bend, deform, flex, turn - cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar"
2.convolute - practice sophistryconvolute - practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive; "Don't twist my words"
denote, refer - have as a meaning; "`multi-' denotes `many' "
Adj.1.convolute - rolled longitudinally upon itself; "a convolute petal"
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
coiled - curled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals); "a coiled snake ready to strike"; "the rope lay coiled on the deck"
Translations

convolute

adj shellspiralig aufgewunden; petal, leafeingerollt
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