Definition of pronate in English:
verb[with object] Anatomy
1Turn or hold (a hand, foot, or limb) so that the palm or sole is facing downward or inward: (as adjective pronated) a pronated foot Compare with supinate.
More example sentences
- Your forearms - and your upper arms, to a degree - are internally rotated when your hands are pronated (palms facing backward) during the bent-over lateral raise.
- Patients are reluctant to pronate the hand or to flex the elbow beyond 90 degrees.
- Instead of stopping at the top as you normally would on a squat, perform an upright row by pulling the dumbbells up to your collarbones as you pronate your hands - then push off the balls of your feet as the weights reach their maximum height.
1.1 [no object] Walk or run with most of the weight on the inside edge of the feet.
- You need a fast, flexible shoe, but you require some stability because your ankles pronate.
- I know because I pronate inwards and my NB shoes correct it perfectly!
- If you have a high, weak arch, and pronate plus wear flip flops you could be doing yourself some harm!
mid 19th century: back-formation from pronation, based on Latin pronus 'leaning forward'.
- Example sentences
- Strength testing of the biceps and triceps muscles, pronation, supination, and wrist flexion and extension should be performed.
- The proximal radioulnar joint facilitates rotation during supination and pronation.
- Full forced pronation and supination of the hand without pain virtually eliminates pathology of the distal radioulnar joint or triangular fibrocartilage complex from consideration.
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