Definition of pronate in English:


Line breaks: pro|nate
Pronunciation: /ˈprəʊneɪt


[with object] Anatomy
  • 1Turn or hold (a hand, foot, or limb) so that the palm or sole is facing downwards or inwards: (as adjective pronated) a pronated foot Compare with supinate.
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    • 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.
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    • 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!



Pronunciation: /-ˈneɪʃ(ə)n/
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  • 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.


mid 19th century: back-formation from pronation, based on Latin pronus 'leaning forward'.

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