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v. pro·nat·ed, pro·nat·ing, pro·nates
a. To turn or rotate (the hand or forearm) so that the palm faces down or back.
b. To turn or rotate (the foot) by abduction and eversion so that the inner edge of the sole bears the body's weight.
2. To place in a prone position.
1. To become pronated.
2. To assume a prone position.
[Late Latin prōnāre, prōnāt-, to bend forward, from prōnus, turned forward; see prone.]
1. rotation of the hand or forearm so as to bring the palm downward or rearward.
2. an everting motion of the foot so as to turn the sole outward.
3. the position assumed as the result of this rotation.
[1660–70; (< French) < Medieval Latin or New Latin prōnātiō = Late Latin prōnā(re) to throw on one's face, derivative of Latin prōnus bending down, prone + Latin -tiō -tion]
pro′nate, v.t., v.i. -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
1. Turning the palm downward.
2. The turning to a face-down or palm-down position.
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|Noun||1.||pronation - rotation of the hands and forearms so that the palms face downward|
rotary motion, rotation - the act of rotating as if on an axis; "the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music"
supination - rotation of the hands and forearms so that the palms face upward