recumbency

noun
re·​cum·​ben·​cy | \ ri-ˈkəm-bən(t)-sē How to pronounce recumbency (audio) \
plural recumbencies

Definition of recumbency

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

Examples of recumbency in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Is recumbency necessary to facilitate analytic revelry. Ben Lerner, The New York Review of Books, "The Rose," 6 July 2020

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First Known Use of recumbency

1646, in the meaning defined above

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“Recumbency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recumbency. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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recumbency

noun
re·​cum·​ben·​cy | \ ri-ˈkəm-bən-sē How to pronounce recumbency (audio) \
plural recumbencies

Medical Definition of recumbency

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

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