Meaning of CONVOLUTE in English

CONVOLUTE

I. ˈkänvəˌlüt also -əlˌyüt, usu -üd.+V verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

Etymology: Latin convolutus, past participle of convolvere to enfold, enwrap — more at convolve

transitive verb

1. : to twist or coil around (an object)

2. : to make convolute : twist

convoluting and entangling his phrases — George Saintsbury

intransitive verb

: twist , coil : assume twisted or tangled form

grief had convoluted into manomania — Edgar Saltus

II. adjective

Etymology: Latin convolutus

: rolled or wound together one part upon another : coiled — used especially of cotyledons, of flowers or leaves in the bud, or of discoid shells having the inner whorls somewhat concealed by the outer

• con·vo·lute·ly adverb

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