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tr. & intr.v. in·curved, in·curv·ing, in·curves
To cause to bend or to bend into an inward curve.
An inward curve.
[Middle English incurven, to twist, distort, from Latin incurvāre, to curve in, be crooked : in-, in; see in-2 + curvus, curve; see curve.]
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formal to (cause to) curve inwards
1. (Baseball) baseball a ball pitched in such a way that it curves slightly across the front of the pitcher
2. (Baseball) baseball the course or curving of such a ball
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in•cur•vate(ˈɪn kɜrˌveɪt, ɪnˈkɜr veɪt)
v.t. -vat•ed, -vat•ing.
to cause to curve inward; bend.
[1570–80; < Latin incurvātus, past participle of incurvāre to bend in, curve]
in•cur′va•ture (-və tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər) in`cur•va′tion, n.
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Past participle: incurved
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