pseudo gyrate

gyrate

[v. jahy-reyt, jahy-reyt; adj. jahy-reyt]
verb (used without object), gyrated, gyrating.
1.
to move in a circle or spiral, or around a fixed point; whirl.
adjective
2.
Zoology. having convolutions.

Origin:
1820–30; < Latin gȳrātus (past participle of gȳrāre to turn around). See gyr-, -ate1

gyrator, noun
multigyrate, adjective
pseudogyrate, adjective
ungyrating, adjective


1. spin, twirl, revolve, swirl, pirouette.
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gyrate
 
vb
1.  (intr) to rotate or spiral, esp about a fixed point or axis
 
adj
2.  biology curved or coiled into a circle; circinate
 
[C19: from Late Latin gӯrāre, from Latin gӯrus circle, from Greek guros]
 
gyratory
 
adj

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gyrate gy·rate (jī'rāt')
v. gy·rat·ed, gy·rat·ing, gy·rates

  1. To revolve around a fixed point or axis.

  2. To revolve in or as if in a circle or spiral.

adj.
In rings; coiled or convoluted.
gy·ra'tion n.
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