Accumbency
Accumbency Ac*cum"ben*cy ([a^]k*k[u^]m"ben*s[y^]), n. The state of being accumbent or reclining. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • accumbency — noun The state of being accumbent or reclining …   Wiktionary

  • accumbency — n. state of being accumbent or reclining …   English contemporary dictionary

  • accumbency — ac·cum·ben·cy …   English syllables

  • accumbency — əˈkəmbənsē, aˈ noun ( es) Etymology: Latin accumbent , accumbens + English cy : the state of being accumbent …   Useful english dictionary

  • accumbent — accumbency, n. /euh kum beuhnt/, adj. 1. reclining; recumbent: accumbent posture. 2. Bot. lying against something. [1650 60; < L accumbent (s. of accumbens, prp. of accumbere), equiv. to ac AC + cumb (nasalized var. of cub lie, recline; see… …   Universalium

  • accumbent — 1. adjective /əˈkʌmbənt/ a) Leaning or reclining, as the ancients did at their meals. b) Lying against anything, as one part of a leaf against another leaf See Also: accumb, accumbency, accubation, recumbent 2. noun …   Wiktionary

  • lounging — Synonyms and related words: accubation, accumbency, accumbent, couchant, couche, crawling, dallying, dawdling, decumbency, decumbent, dillydallying, dolce far niente, draped, flat, goofing off, groveling, idling, lazing, lingering, loafing,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • lying — Synonyms and related words: accubation, accumbency, accumbent, couchancy, couchant, couche, crawling, credibility gap, debasement, deceit, deceitful, deceptive, decumbency, decumbent, delusive, delusory, depression, dishonest, dishonesty, draped …   Moby Thesaurus

  • prostration — Synonyms and related words: accubation, accumbency, aching heart, adoration, adulation, adynamia, agony, agony of mind, anemia, anguish, apple polishing, ass kissing, atony, backscratching, bale, bend, bending the knee, bitterness, blah feeling,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • reclining — Synonyms and related words: accubation, accumbency, accumbent, couchancy, couchant, couche, crawling, debasement, decumbency, decumbent, depression, draped, flat, groveling, loll, lolling, lounging, lowness, lying, lying down, procumbent, prone,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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