• (RP) IPA: /ˌkɒnvəˈluːt/
  • (America) IPA: /ˌkɑːnvəˈluːt/

convolute (convolutes, present participle convoluting; past and past participle convoluted)

  1. (transitive) To make unnecessarily complex.
  2. (transitive) To fold or coil into numerous overlapping layers.
Related terms Adjective


  1. Convoluted.
  2. (botany, of a leaf) Coiled such that one edge is inside, and one outside the coil, giving a spiral effect in cross section. (A special case of imbricate.)

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