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supinate

Line breaks: su¦pin|ate
Pronunciation: /ˈs(j)uːpɪneɪt
 
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Definition of supinate in English:

verb

[with object] Anatomy
1Turn or hold (a hand, foot, or limb) so that the palm or sole is facing upwards or outwards: (as adjective supinated) a supinated foot Compare with pronate.
More example sentences
  • To correct the clubfoot, the cavus is corrected first by supinating the forefoot and dorsiflexing the first metatarsal.
  • The examiner grasps the wrist, resisting attempts by the patient to actively supinate the arm and flex the elbow.
  • The biceps come into play quite strongly to supinate your hands, as well as to flex the arms.
1.1 [no object] Walk or run with most of the weight on the outside of the feet.
Example sentences
  • If you can only see the ball and heel of your foot, you supinate and need a shoe that offers more cushioning.
  • Then you can increase acceleration even more by supinating.

Origin

mid 19th century (earlier ( mid 17th century) as supination): back-formation from supination, from Latin supinatio(n-), from supinare 'lay backwards', from supinus (see supine).

Derivatives

supination

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈneɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • Strength testing of the biceps and triceps muscles, pronation, supination, and wrist flexion and extension should be performed.
  • With biceps tendinosis, the physical examination reveals tenderness of the distal biceps tendon that increases with resisted flexion and supination.
  • Common abnormalities, which include lack of full supination and full pronation, may indicate an old injury of the forearm, wrist or elbow.

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