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[proh-neyt] /ˈproʊ neɪt/
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.
Origin of pronate
1830-40; < Late Latin prōnātus, past participle of prōnāre to bend forward, derivative of Latin prōnus; see prone1, -ate1 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for pronate


(transitive) to turn (a limb, hand, or foot) so that the palm or sole is directed downwards
Derived Forms
pronation, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Late Latin prōnāre to bend forwards, bow
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Word Origin and History for pronate

1848 (adj.); 1819 (v.), from Late Latin pronatus, past participle of pronare "to bend forward," from pronus "prone" (see prone). Related: Pronated; pronating.

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pronate in Medicine

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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