• (GA) IPA: /ɑɹtʃt/
  1. Curved.
    His arched back ached from the constant strain.
    • 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page 7:
      The lobule margins, furthermore, are arched away from the lobe, with the consequence that (when fully inflated) the abaxial leaf surface forms the interior lining of the lobule.
  1. Simple past tense and past participle of arch
    He arched his back into a half-moon curve trying to get the stiffness out.

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