Decumbence
Decumbence De*cum"bence, Decumbency De*cum"ben*cy, n. The act or posture of lying down. [1913 Webster]

The ancient manner of decumbency. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • decumbence — See decumbent. * * * …   Universalium

  • decumbence — noun The act or posture of lying down …   Wiktionary

  • decumbence — de·cum·bence …   English syllables

  • decumbence —   n. decubitus.    ♦ decumbent, a.    ♦ decumbiture, n. confinement to bed …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • decumbence — noun see decumbency …   Useful english dictionary

  • Decumbency — Decumbence De*cum bence, Decumbency De*cum ben*cy, n. The act or posture of lying down. [1913 Webster] The ancient manner of decumbency. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decumbent — decumbence, decumbency, n. decumbently, adv. /di kum beuhnt/, adj. 1. lying down; recumbent. 2. Bot. (of stems, branches, etc.) lying or trailing on the ground with the extremity tending to ascend. [1635 45; < L decumbent (s. of decumbens), prp.… …   Universalium

  • de|cum|ben|cy — «dih KUHM buhn see», noun. = decumbence. (Cf. ↑decumbence) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Decubation — Dec u*ba tion, n. [From L. decubare; de + cubare. See {Decumbent}.] Act of lying down; decumbence. [Obs.] Evelyn. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decumbency — See decumbence. * * * …   Universalium

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