Definition of supinate in English:

supinate

Line breaks: su¦pin|ate
Pronunciation: /ˈs(j)uːpɪneɪt
 
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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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

Derivatives

supination

Pronunciation: /-ˈneɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
More 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.

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).

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