supinate(redirected from supinates)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to supinates: pronates
v. su·pi·nat·ed, su·pi·nat·ing, su·pi·nates
1. To turn or rotate (the hand or forearm) so that the palm faces up or forward.
2. To turn or rotate (the foot) by adduction and inversion so that the outer edge of the sole bears the body's weight.
To be supinated; undergo supination.
[Latin supīnāre, supīnāt-, from supīnus, backward; see supine.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Physiology) to turn (the hand and forearm) so that the palm faces up or forwards
[C19: from Latin supīnāre to lay on the back, from supīnus supine]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
v. -nat•ed, -nat•ing. v.t.
1. to turn (the hand or foot) to a supine position.v.i.
2. to assume a supine position; become supinated.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Past participle: supinated
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Switch to new thesaurus
|Verb||1.||supinate - turn (the hand or forearm) so that the back is downward or backward, or turn out (the leg)|
turn - cause to move around or rotate; "turn a key"; "turn your palm this way"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.