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in·curve

 (ĭn-kûrv′, ĭn′kûrv′)
tr. & intr.v. in·curved, in·curv·ing, in·curves
To cause to bend or to bend into an inward curve.
n. (ĭn′kûrv′)
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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incurve

(ɪnˈkɜːv)
vb
formal to (cause to) curve inwards
n
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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incurve


Past participle: incurved
Gerund: incurving

Imperative
incurve
incurve
Present
I incurve
you incurve
he/she/it incurves
we incurve
you incurve
they incurve
Preterite
I incurved
you incurved
he/she/it incurved
we incurved
you incurved
they incurved
Present Continuous
I am incurving
you are incurving
he/she/it is incurving
we are incurving
you are incurving
they are incurving
Present Perfect
I have incurved
you have incurved
he/she/it has incurved
we have incurved
you have incurved
they have incurved
Past Continuous
I was incurving
you were incurving
he/she/it was incurving
we were incurving
you were incurving
they were incurving
Past Perfect
I had incurved
you had incurved
he/she/it had incurved
we had incurved
you had incurved
they had incurved
Future
I will incurve
you will incurve
he/she/it will incurve
we will incurve
you will incurve
they will incurve
Future Perfect
I will have incurved
you will have incurved
he/she/it will have incurved
we will have incurved
you will have incurved
they will have incurved
Future Continuous
I will be incurving
you will be incurving
he/she/it will be incurving
we will be incurving
you will be incurving
they will be incurving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been incurving
you have been incurving
he/she/it has been incurving
we have been incurving
you have been incurving
they have been incurving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been incurving
you will have been incurving
he/she/it will have been incurving
we will have been incurving
you will have been incurving
they will have been incurving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been incurving
you had been incurving
he/she/it had been incurving
we had been incurving
you had been incurving
they had been incurving
Conditional
I would incurve
you would incurve
he/she/it would incurve
we would incurve
you would incurve
they would incurve
Past Conditional
I would have incurved
you would have incurved
he/she/it would have incurved
we would have incurved
you would have incurved
they would have incurved
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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The Eta Carinae Nebula doesn't just appear farther from the galactic center than M16 does--it actually is farther, because it lies along the outcurving portion of the spiral arm, whereas M16 lies along the incurving portion.
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Common apomorphic features mentioned by Bradler (2009) are the strongly shortened subgenital plate of females, which merely covers the bases of the gonapophyses, reduced vomer, lack of paired ventral thorn pads on the posterior margin of the anal segment and enlarged cerci of males, which are incurving and have an interobasal protuberance.
Leaves to 80 cm long, deciduous along a straight line in about 70-90 mm from the leaf base, the apex of the remaining rest incurving; sheaths to 50 mm wide, to 25 mm high, abaxially brown-castaneous, adaxially light brown, entire; blades grass-like, 7-17 mm wide, linear, long attenuate, entire, strongly canaled at the base, adaxial glabrous and abaxail pubescent of simple hears.
On Erromango, Bedford has reconstructed a 1000-year sequence, starting with Lapita, continuing with globular outcurving Ponamla wares, characterized at the start by mostly plain pots before the development of multiple incised and fingernail motifs, and then the mostly globular incurving Ifo wares.
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"The Warkworth chrysanthemum will be an incurving medium-flowering golden yellow variety.
The abnormalities could be as minor as an incurving fifth finger, low-set ears, asymmetry, or syndactyly.