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tr. & intr.v. re·curved, re·curv·ing, re·curves
To curve (something) backward or downward or become curved backward or downward.
[Latin recurvāre : re-, re- + curvāre, to curve (from curvus, curve; see curve).]
re′cur·va′tion (rē′kûr-vā′shən) n.
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to curve or bend (something) back or down or (of something) to be so curved or bent
[C16: from Latin recurvāre from re- + curvāre to curve]
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v.t., v.i. -curved, -curv•ing.
to curve or bend backward or upward.
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Past participle: recurved
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