Recumb
Recumb Re*cumb" (-k?m"), v. i. [L. recumbere; pref. re- back + cumbere (in comp.), akin to cubare to lie down.] To lean; to recline; to repose. [Obs.] --J. Allen (1761). [1913 Webster]

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  • recumb — recumbent …   Medical dictionary

  • recumb — re·cumb …   English syllables

  • recumb — • recumbent …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

  • recumb — verb lean in a comfortable resting position He was reposing on the couch • Syn: ↑repose, ↑recline • Derivationally related forms: ↑reclining (for: ↑recline), ↑repose …   Useful english dictionary

  • Recumbent — Re*cum bent ( bet), a. [L. recumbens, entis, p. pr. of recumbere. See {Recumb}, {Incumbent}.] Leaning; reclining; lying; as, the recumbent posture of the Romans at their meals. Hence, figuratively; Resting; inactive; idle. {Re*cum bent*ly}, adv.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Recumbently — Recumbent Re*cum bent ( bet), a. [L. recumbens, entis, p. pr. of recumbere. See {Recumb}, {Incumbent}.] Leaning; reclining; lying; as, the recumbent posture of the Romans at their meals. Hence, figuratively; Resting; inactive; idle. {Re*cum… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recumbent — 1640s (implied in recumbency), from L. recumbentem (nom. recumbens), prp. of recumbere to recline, from re back (see RE (Cf. re )) + cumbere to lie down, related to cubare be lying (see CUBICLE (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • accumbent — adjective lying down; in a position of comfort or rest • Syn: ↑decumbent, ↑recumbent • Similar to: ↑unerect • Derivationally related forms: ↑recumb (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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