v. pro·nat·ed, pro·nat·ing, pro·nates
a. To turn or rotate (the hand or forearm) so that the palm faces down or back.
b. To turn or rotate (the foot) by abduction and eversion so that the inner edge of the sole bears the body's weight.
2. To place in a prone position.
1. To become pronated.
2. To assume a prone position.
[Late Latin prōnāre, prōnāt-, to bend forward, from prōnus, turned forward; see PRONE.]
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