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sin·u·ate

 (sĭn′yo͞o-ĭt, -āt′)
adj.
Having a wavy indented margin, as a leaf.
intr.v. sin·u·at·ed, sin·u·at·ing, sin·u·ates
To bend or curve; wind in and out.

[Latin sinuāre, sinuāt-, to bend, from sinus, curve.]

sin′u·ate·ly adv.
sin′u·a′tion n.

sinuate

(ˈsɪnjʊɪt; -ˌeɪt) or

sinuated

adj
1. (Botany) Also: sinuous (of leaves) having a strongly waved margin
2. another word for sinuous
[C17: from Latin sinuātus curved; see sinus, -ate1]
ˈsinuately adv

sin•u•ate

(adj. ˈsɪn yu ɪt, -ˌeɪt)

adj.
1. winding; sinuous.
2. Bot. having the margin strongly or distinctly wavy, as a leaf.
[1680–90; < Latin sinuātus, past participle of sinuāre to bend, curve]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sinuate - curved or curving in and out; "wiggly lines"
curved, curving - having or marked by a curve or smoothly rounded bend; "the curved tusks of a walrus"; "his curved lips suggested a smile but his eyes were hard"
2.sinuate - having a strongly waved margin alternately concave and convex
smooth - of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth

sinuate

verb
To move sinuously:
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