Definition of sinuate in English:

sinuate

adjective

Zoology Botany
  • Having a wavy or sinuous margin; with alternate rounded notches and lobes.

    • ‘The leaf margins have less of a prominent sinuate character than those of the other species.’
    • ‘In a further aspect of the invention, there is provided a method of making absorbent sheet utilizing an emboss roll provided with radially projecting circumferential sinuate bosses.’
    meandering, zigzagging, snaking, snaky, winding, wiggly, squiggly, crooked, tacking, twisting, twisty, full of twists and turns, curving, curvy, wavy, deviating, undulating, sinuous, serpentine, tortuous, irregular
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Origin

Late 17th century: from Latin sinuatus, past participle of sinuare ‘to bend’.

Pronunciation

sinuate

/ˈsinyəwāt//ˈsɪnjəweɪt/