sinuate

sinuate
1. verb
To advance in wavy or curvy manner, to bend, to curve, to wind in and out

A road that sinuates through the valley.

a) Sinuous.

In this group of mushrooms, the attachment of the gills to the stipe is sinuate.

b) Having wavy indentation on its border or edge.

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  • Sinuate — Sin u*ate, a. [L. sinuatus, p. p. of sinuare to wind, bend, fr. sinus a bend.] Having the margin alternately curved inward and outward; having rounded lobes separated by rounded sinuses; sinuous; wavy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sinuate — Sin u*ate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sinuated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sinuating}.] To bend or curve in and out; to wind; to turn; to be sinuous. Woodward. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sinuate — index circuitous, sinuous, tortuous (bending) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • sinuate — [sin′yo͞o it, sin′yo͞oāt΄; ] for v [., sin′yo͞oāt΄] adj. [L sinuatus, pp. of sinuare, to bend < sinus, a bend] 1. SINUOUS 2. Bot. having an indented, wavy margin, as some leaves vi. sinuated, sinuating to bend or wind in and out; be sinuous or …   English World dictionary

  • sinuate — adjective Etymology: Latin sinuatus, past participle of sinuare to bend, from sinus curve Date: 1688 having the margin wavy with strong indentations < sinuate leaves > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sinuate sinuous wavy — curved curved adj. 1. not straight; having or marked by curves. Opposite of {straight}. Note: [Narrower terms: {arced, arched, arching, arciform, arcuate, bowed}; {falcate, sickle shaped}; {flexuous}; {incurvate, incurved}: {recurved, recurvate}; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sinuate sea-lavender — karpytalapis kermėkas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pliumbaginių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Limonium sinuatum), paplitęs Viduržemio jūros srityje. atitikmenys: lot. Limonium sinuatum angl. perennial sea lavender; sinuate sea lavender;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sinuate-dentate — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective : varying between sinuate and dentate …   Useful english dictionary

  • sinuate — adj. [L. sinus, curve] Wavy; tortuous; curving in and out …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • sinuate — sinuately, adv. adj. /sin yooh it, ayt /, v. /sin yooh ayt /, adj., v., sinuated, sinuating. adj. Also, sinuated. 1. bent in and out; winding; sinuous. 2. Bot. having the margin strongly or distinctly wavy, as a leaf. v.i. 3. to curve or wind in… …   Universalium

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