Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To cause to bend into an inward curve.
  • adj. Curved inward.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. bending inwards.
  • v. To bend (especially inwards); to give a curved shape to.
  • v. to have a curved or bent shape; to bend or curve inwards.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Curved; bent; crooked.
  • transitive v. To turn from a straight line or course; to bend; to crook.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To turn from a right line or straight course; curve; crook.
  • Curved inward or upward.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. bend inwards
  • adj. bent into or having an inward curve
  • v. cause to curve inward

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Examples

  • But age doth not rectify, but incurvate [96] our natures, turning bad dispositions into worser habits, and (like diseases,) brings on incurable vices; for every day as we grow weaker in age, we grow stronger in sin, and the number of our days doth but make our sins innumerable.

    Religio Medici

  • An uneasiness in a horizontal posture attends it, but no disposition to incurvate the body forward.

    Cases of Organic Diseases of the Heart

  • But age doth not rectify, but incurvate our natures, turning bad dispositions into worser habits, and (like diseases) brings on incurable vices; for every day, as we grow weaker in age, we grow stronger in sin, and the number of our days doth but make our sins innumerable.

    Religio Medici, Hydriotaphia, and the Letter to a Friend

  • In the, we lister be incurvate for the illuminant to butchering columbidae and reverence with cloistral adhd.

    Rational Review

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