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Meaning of recumbent

re•cum•bent

Pronunciation: (ri-kum'bunt), [key]
— adj.
  1. lying down; reclining; leaning.
  2. inactive; idle.
  3. noting a part that leans or reposes upon its surface of origin.
—n.
  1. a recumbent person, animal, plant, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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