from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Describing something that has under gone rotation about an axis.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of rotate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Turned round, as a wheel; also, wheel-shaped; rotate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as rotate.

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

  • adj. turned in a circle around an axis


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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