recumbent

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re·cum·bent

adjective \ri-ˈkəm-bənt\

: lying down

Full Definition of RECUMBENT

1
a :  suggestive of repose :  leaning, resting
b :  lying down
2
:  representing a person lying down <a recumbent statue>

Examples of RECUMBENT

  1. The Egyptian sphinx has the body of a recumbent lion.
  2. … the psychiatrist's popular image remains that of a little bearded figure with a Central European accent, scribbling away in a notebook behind his recumbent patient. —Roland Littlewood, Times Literary Supplement, September 1984

Origin of RECUMBENT

Latin recumbent-, recumbens, present participle of recumbere to lie down, from re- + -cumbere to lie down; akin to Latin cubare to lie
First Known Use: 1705

Rhymes with RECUMBENT

re·cum·bent

adjective \-bənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RECUMBENT

: lying down <a patient recumbent on a stretcher>

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