Dictionary

recumbency

noun re·cum·ben·cy \ri-ˈkəm-bən(t)-sē\
plural re·cum·ben·cies

Definition of RECUMBENCY

:  the state of leaning, resting, or reclining :  repose; also :  a recumbent position

First Known Use of RECUMBENCY

1646

recumbency

noun re·cum·ben·cy \ri-ˈkəm-bən-sē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural re·cum·ben·cies

Medical Definition of RECUMBENCY

:  the state of leaning, resting, or reclining; also :  a recumbent position <dyspnea…relieved with recumbency—Elizabeth Dean>

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: recumbentPrevious Word in the Dictionary: recumbenceAll Words Near: recumbency
May 28, 2015
fictioneer Hear it
someone who writes fiction
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears