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v. re·volved, re·volv·ing, re·volves
1. To orbit a central point: The planets revolve around the sun.
2. To turn on an axis; rotate. See Synonyms at turn.
3. To be arranged as revolving credit: His credit line revolves.
4. To be centered: Their troubles revolve around money management.
1. To cause to revolve.
2. To ponder or reflect on: revolved the matter in his mind.

[Middle English revolven, to change direction, from Old French revolver, to reflect upon, from Latin revolvere, to turn over, roll back, reflect upon : re-, re- + volvere, to roll; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]

re·volv′a·ble adj.
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Adj.1.revolved - turned in a circle around an axis
turned - moved around an axis or center
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References in classic literature ?
Faster and faster it revolved, until its vortex sucked him in and he was flung whirling through black chaos.
Aunt Plenty, Aunt Clara, and Aunt Jessie were all absorbed in gazing at Rose, who slowly revolved between them and the great mirror, in a full winter costume of the latest fashion.
Levelling his glass at this sight, ahab quickly revolved in his pivot-hole, crying, aloft there, and rig whips and buckets to wet the sails; --Malays, sir, and after us!