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 for concave
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Concave \Con"cave\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. concaved; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Concaving.]
     To make hollow or concave.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Concave \Con"cave\ (k[o^][ng]*k[=a]*v" or k[o^]n"-; 277), a. [L.
     concavus; con- + cavus hollow: cf. F. concave. See Cave a
     hollow.]
     1. Hollow and curved or rounded; vaulted; -- said of the
        interior of a curved surface or line, as of the curve of
        the of the inner surface of an eggshell, in opposition to
        convex; as, a concave mirror; the concave arch of the
        sky.
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     2. Hollow; void of contents. [R.]
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              As concave . . . as a worm-eaten nut. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Concave \Con"cave\, n. [L. concavum.]
     1. A hollow; an arched vault; a cavity; a recess.
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              Up to the fiery concave towering hight. --Milton.
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     2. (Mech.) A curved sheath or breasting for a revolving
        cylinder or roll.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  concave
      adj 1: curving inward [ant: bulging, convex]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  53 Moby Thesaurus words for "concave":
     arched, arciform, arclike, arcual, bandy, boat-shaped, boatlike,
     bowed, bowl-shaped, bowlike, bowllike, cavelike, cavernous,
     concaved, convex, craterlike, cup-shaped, cupped, cymbiform,
     dish-shaped, dished, dishing, dishlike, embowed, funnel-breasted,
     funnel-chested, funnel-shaped, gibbose, gibbous, hollow, hollowed,
     humpbacked, humped, humpy, hunched, hunchy, incurved, incurving,
     incurvous, infundibular, infundibuliform, navicular, naviform,
     oxbow, retiring, retreating, saucer-shaped, scaphoid, scyphate,
     spoonlike, sunk, sunken, vaulted
  
  

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