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recumbent

Synonyms and Antonyms of recumbent

formal lying down
  • The Egyptian sphinx has the body of a recumbent lion.
  • a recumbent position
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Synonym Discussion of recumbent

prone, supine, prostrate, recumbent mean lying down. prone implies a position with the front of the body turned toward the supporting surface.
    • push-ups require a prone position
supine implies lying on one's back and suggests inertness or abjectness.
    • lying supine on the couch
prostrate implies lying full-length as in submission, defeat, or physical collapse.
    • a runner fell prostrate at the finish line
recumbent implies the posture of one sleeping or resting.
    • a patient comfortably recumbent in a hospital bed

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