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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

curled or curved inward.

Watch out! You may see this word with another pronunciation and its meaning is then different.
Used as an adjective, listen here, it means: curled or curved inward. Used as a verb, listen here, it means: to roll or curl up.

Usage examples (36)
  • The involute leaf will help you to recognize that plant.
  • The margin of the cap is smooth and turned under at first (involute).
  • Oh, and a nuanced take on bringing involute cunning to a ruthlessness contest.
  • Leaves are long, narrow rigid, involute, spreading and recurved and thickly coriaceous. for more
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  • ''involute" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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