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 (ĭn-kûr′vāt′, ĭn′kûr-)
tr.v. in·cur·vat·ed, in·cur·vat·ing, in·cur·vates
To cause to bend into an inward curve.
Curved inward.

in′cur·va′tion n.
in·cur′va·ture′ (-və-cho͝or′, -chər) n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incurvation - a shape that curves or bends inwardincurvation - a shape that curves or bends inward
solid - a three-dimensional shape
dome - a concave shape whose distinguishing characteristic is that the concavity faces downward
fossa, pit - a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
niche, recess, recession, corner - a small concavity
bowl, trough - a concave shape with an open top
scoop, pocket - a hollow concave shape made by removing something
imprint, impression, depression - a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
cup - any cup-shaped concavity; "bees filled the waxen cups with honey"; "he wore a jock strap with a metal cup"; "the cup of her bra"
indentation, indenture - a concave cut into a surface or edge (as in a coastline)
2.incurvation - the action of creating a curved shape
bending - the act of bending something
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De meme, a l'abri A des Eissartenes (Var), l'allongement et la tres legere incurvation du panneau correspond a la legere courbe que decrit un joint de strate.
The incurvation of the wall allows the waves to come against it from several directions because of the wave pressure.