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INVAGINATE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does invaginate mean? 

INVAGINATE (verb)
  The verb INVAGINATE has 2 senses:

1. sheathe
2. fold inwards

  Familiarity information: INVAGINATE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INVAGINATE (verb)


Sense 1invaginate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sheathe

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

The chrysalis is invaginated

Hypernyms (to "invaginate" is one way to...):

sheathe (cover with a protective sheathing)

Domain category:

botany; phytology (the branch of biology that studies plants)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 2invaginate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fold inwards

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

introvert; invaginate

Context example:

some organs can invaginate

Hypernyms (to "invaginate" is one way to...):

draw in; retract (pull inward or towards a center)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "invaginate"):

intussuscept (introvert or invaginate)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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