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[in-kurv] /ɪnˈkɜrv/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), incurved, incurving.
to curve or cause to curve inward.
Origin of incurve
1600-10; < Latin incurvāre to bend in, curve. See in-2, curve Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for incurve
  • Modern shapes have better bases, a gentle curve from base to side-wall, and a slight bulge or incurve before rim is reached.
  • The sides, instead of tapering more or less evenly toward the tip, incurve sharply to a narrow projection that tapers to the tip.
  • They were used incurve fitting experiments to elucidate temperature-and time-dependencies.
  • Irregular incurve these are the giants of the chrysanthemum world.
British Dictionary definitions for incurve


verb (ˈɪnkɜːˌveɪt)
to curve or cause to curve inwards
adjective (ɪnˈkɜːvɪt; -veɪt)
curved inwards
Derived Forms
incurvation, noun
incurvature (ɪnˈkɜːvətʃə) noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin incurvāre (vb)
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