Definition of Recumbent

1. Adjective. Lying down; in a position of comfort or rest.

Exact synonyms: Accumbent, Decumbent
Similar to: Unerect
Derivative terms: Recumb



Definition of Recumbent

1. a. Leaning; reclining; lying; as, the recumbent posture of the Romans at their meals. Hence, figuratively; Resting; inactive; idle.

Definition of Recumbent

1. Adjective. Lying down. ¹

2. Adjective. Inactive; idle. ¹

3. Noun. A bicycle or tricycle that places the rider in a reclined posture. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Recumbent

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Recumbent

1. Leaning; reclining; lying; as, the recumbent posture of the Romans at their meals. Hence, figuratively; Resting; inactive; idle. Recum"bently. Origin: L. Recumbens, -entis, p. Pr. Of recumbere. See Recumb, Incumbent. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Recumbent

recuiling
recule
reculed
recules
reculing
recultivate
recultivated
recultivates
recultivating
recultivation
recumb
recumbed
recumbence
recumbencies
recumbency
recumbent (current term)
recumbently
recumbents
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recuperable
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recuperated
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recuperating
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recuperations
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recuperatory
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Literary usage of Recumbent

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1. Memoir and Letters of Sara Coleridge by Sara Coleridge Coleridge, Edith Coleridge (1873)
"Monument of Robert Southey—recumbent Statues. To the Hon. ... The recumbent figures on the old tombs are rather death idealised than death itself. ..."

2. American Medicine (1906)
"Systolic tricuspid bruits are increased by the recumbent posture, as are the systolic mitral ones. The rare diastolic tricuspid bruits probably would act in ..."

3. Labor among primitive peoples: Showing the Development of the Obstetric by George Julius Engelmann (1884)
"Semi-recumbent in bed. being upon a bed doubled up against inverted chairs, the feet resting against the foot board, sheets or towels being fastened to the ..."

4. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1903)
"It is probable the recumbent statue of Lady Maude Marmion, who rebuilt the church in 1343, would lie underneath this canopy. In the stained - glass Marmion ..."

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