Definition of Gyrate

1. Verb. To wind or move in a spiral course. "The young people gyrated on the dance floor"

Exact synonyms: Coil, Spiral
Generic synonyms: Turn
Derivative terms: Coil, Coil, Gyration, Spiral, Spiral



2. Verb. Revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis. "These balls gyrate easily"; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
Exact synonyms: Reel, Spin, Spin Around, Whirl
Generic synonyms: Go Around, Revolve, Rotate
Specialized synonyms: Whirligig
Derivative terms: Gyration, Gyration, Spin, Spinner, Whirl, Whirl, Whirler, Whirler

Definition of Gyrate

1. a. Winding or coiled round; curved into a circle; taking a circular course.

2. v. i. To revolve round a central point; to move spirally about an axis, as a tornado; to revolve.

Definition of Gyrate

1. Verb. To revolve round a central point; to move spirally about an axis, as a tornado; to revolve. ¹

2. Adjective. (biology) Having coils or convolutions ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gyrate

1. to revolve or rotate [v -RATED, -RATING, -RATES]

Medical Definition of Gyrate

1. 1. Of a convoluted or ring shape. 2. To revolve. Origin: L. Gyro, pp. Gyratus, to turn round in a circle, gyrus (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gyrate

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gyrate (current term)
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Literary usage of Gyrate

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1. A Text-book of Physiological Chemistry by Olof Hammarsten (1893)
"The positive detection of milk-sugar in the urine is difficult, because this sugar is, like glucose, dextro-gyrate and also gives the usual reduction tests. ..."

2. Magazine of Zoology and Botany by Prideaux John Selby, George Johnston, William Jardine (1837)
"4, 5, 6, and 7 |irt' magnified considerably: the latter has attained its full size, and is on the point of producing the first gyrate frond. ..."

3. A Text-book of Physiological Chemistry by Olof Hammarsten (1893)
"LEO once found in a diabetic urine a laevo-gyrate, reducible, non-fermentable, and non-crystallizable substance which was considered by him as a peculiar ..."

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