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[verb jahy-reyt, jahy-reyt; adjective jahy-reyt] /verb ˈdʒaɪ reɪt, dʒaɪˈreɪt; adjective ˈdʒaɪ reɪt/

verb (used without object), gyrated, gyrating.
to move in a circle or spiral, or around a fixed point; whirl.
Zoology. having convolutions.
an electronic circuit that inverts the impedance
verb (dʒɪˈreɪt; dʒaɪ-)
(intransitive) to rotate or spiral, esp about a fixed point or axis
adjective (ˈdʒaɪrɪt; -reɪt)
(biology) curved or coiled into a circle; circinate

1822 (implied in gyrated), back-formation from gyration. Related: Gyrated; gyrating.

gyrate gy·rate (jī’rāt’)
v. gy·rat·ed, gy·rat·ing, gy·rates

In rings; coiled or convoluted.gy·ra’tion n.


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