verb (used with object), pronated, pronating.
to turn into a prone position; to rotate (the hand or forearm) so that the surface of the palm is downward or toward the back; to turn (the sole of the foot) outward so that the inner edge of the foot bears the weight when standing.
(in vertebrates) to rotate (any limb or joint) in a similar manner.
verb (used without object), pronated, pronating.
to become pronated.

1830–40; < Late Latin prōnātus, past participle of prōnāre to bend forward, derivative of Latin prōnus; see prone1, -ate1 Unabridged
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pronate (prəʊˈneɪt)
(tr) to turn (a limb, hand, or foot) so that the palm or sole is directed downwards
[C19: from Late Latin prōnāre to bend forwards, bow]

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pronate pro·nate (prō'nāt')
v. pro·nat·ed, pro·nat·ing, pro·nates

  1. To turn or rotate the hand or forearm so that the palm faces down or back.

  2. To turn or rotate the sole of the foot by abduction and eversion so that the inner edge of the sole bears the body's weight.

  3. To turn or rotate a limb so that the inner surface faces down or back. Used of a vertebrate animal.

  4. To place in a prone position.

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If your feet pronate excessively a nerve in your ankle could be getting pinched in what is known as the tarsal tunnel.
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