verb /ˈsuː.pəˌneɪt,ˈsjuː.pəˌneɪt,ˈsuː.pəˌneɪt/
a) To twist the forearm so as to turn the palm of the hand backwards if the forearm is pointing up, upwards if the forearm is horizontal, or forwards if the arm is pointing down; to twist the forarm by contracting the biceps brachii; to twist the right forearm clockwise or the left forearm counterclockwise.
b) To twist the foot so the weight is on the outer edge.
See Also: supinated, supine

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  • supinate — 1831, from L. supinatus, pp. of supinare, from supinus (see SUPINE (Cf. supine)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • supinate — [so͞o′pə nāt΄] vt., vi. supinated, supinating [< L supinatus, pp. of supinare, to lay backward < supinus,SUPINE] to rotate (the hand or forearm) so that the palm faces upward or forward: see PRONATE supination n …   English World dictionary

  • supinate — 1. To assume, or to be placed in, a supine (face upward) position. 2. To perform supination of the forearm or of the foot. [L. supino, pp. atus, to bend backwards, place on back, fr. supinus, supine] * * * su·pi·nate sü pə .nāt vb, nat·ed; …   Medical dictionary

  • supinate — verb ( nated; nating) Etymology: Latin supinatus, past participle of supinare to lay backward or on the back, from supinus Date: 1831 transitive verb to cause to undergo supination intransitive verb to undergo supination …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • supinate — /sooh peuh nayt /, v., supinated, supinating. v.t. 1. to turn to a supine position; rotate (the hand or foot) so that the palm or sole is upward. v.i. 2. to become supinated. [1825 35; < L supinatus (ptp. of supinare to lay face up). See SUPINE,… …   Universalium

  • supinate — Synonyms and related words: blow down, blow over, bowl down, bowl over, bring down, bulldog, cast down, chop down, convert, couch, cut down, dash down, deck, down, drop, evert, fell, fetch down, floor, ground, hew down, introvert, intussuscept,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • supinate — v. rotate the hand or foot so that the palm or sole faces upward …   English contemporary dictionary

  • supinate — [ su:pɪneɪt] verb technical put or hold (a hand, foot, or limb) with the palm or sole turned upwards. Compare with pronate. Derivatives supination noun Origin C19 (earlier (C17) as supination): back form. from supination, from L. supinatio(n ),… …   English new terms dictionary

  • supinate — su·pi·nate …   English syllables

  • supinate — su•pi•nate [[t]ˈsu pəˌneɪt[/t]] v. nat•ed, nat•ing 1) anat. to turn (the hand or foot) to a supine position 2) anat. to assume a supine position; become supinated • Etymology: 1825–35; < L supīnātus, ptp. of supīnāre to lay faceup. See supine …   From formal English to slang

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