1. the action of enfolding something
  2. a long and intricate and complicated grammatical construction
  3. the act of sharing in the activities of a group
    the teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities
  4. the process of raising a quantity to some assigned power
  5. reduction in size of an organ or part (as in the return of the uterus to normal size after childbirth)
  6. marked by elaborately complex detail
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How To Use involution In A Sentence

  • A decrease in size suggestive of involutional changes was noted in 2 cases.
  • During this period the uterus undergoes what we call involution; that is, it goes back to the size and shape it had before pregnancy, and it is best not to disturb this process by sexual excitement, which causes engorgement and congestion. Woman Her Sex and Love Life
  • Gradual involution of the Bartholin's glands can occur by the time a woman reaches 30 years of age.
  • Women's bodies contain so many curves, contours, knurls, crannies, convexities, involutions and promontories that their clothing provides space-age telemetry at every square inch, constantly sending back warning signals to the brain. The Westinghouse Diet It's as easy as pulling the plug
  • The splendid and passionate lyrics of Swinburne, with their structural involutions and complicacies, must have been "a dem'd grind. Without Prejudice
  • Three years ago, disturbed by the politics and social involution of a mere work-for-the-dole scheme, I delivered a paper in Sydney entitled ‘There is no such thing as a welfare economy’.
  • And the involutions of plot become if anything more elaborate than in the first half of the poem.
  • A PET Scan showed globally decreased radiotracer uptake within the brain, bilaterally, consistent with involutional change and prior radiation therapy.
  • Most ovarian follicles undergo an involutional process called follicular atresia.
  • The Aeneid has none of the meretricious involutions of plot, none of the puzzling half-uttered allusions to essential facts, none of the teasing interruptions of the neoteric story book. Vergil
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