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decumbent

[ dih-kuhm-buhnt ]
/ dɪˈkʌm bənt /
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adjective

lying down; recumbent.
Botany. (of stems, branches, etc.) lying or trailing on the ground with the extremity tending to ascend.

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Origin of decumbent

1635–45; <Latin dēcumbent- (stem of dēcumbēns), present participle of dēcumbere.See decubitus, -ent

OTHER WORDS FROM decumbent

de·cum·bence, de·cum·ben·cy, nounde·cum·bent·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for decumbent

decumbent
/ (dɪˈkʌmbənt) /

adjective

lying down or lying flat
botany (of certain stems) lying flat with the tip growing upwards

Derived forms of decumbent

decumbence or decumbency, noundecumbently, adverb

Word Origin for decumbent

C17: from Latin dēcumbēns, present participle of dēcumbere to lie down
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