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Meaning of DECUMBENT

Pronunciation:  di'kumbunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  lying down; in a position of comfort or rest
 

DECUMBENT is a 9 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: accumbent, reclining, recumbent, unerect
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*cum"bent\, a. [L. decumbens, -entis, p. pr. of
decumbere; de- + cumbere (only in comp.), cubare to lie
down.]
1. Lying down; prostrate; recumbent.

         The decumbent portraiture of a woman. --Ashmole.

2. (Bot.) Reclining on the ground, as if too weak to stand,
   and tending to rise at the summit or apex; as, a decumbent
   stem. --Gray.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Spreading horizontally but then growing upwards.
 

 

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