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recline

[ ri-klahyn ]
/ r瑟藞kla瑟n /
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verb (used without object), re路clined, re路clin路ing.
to lean or lie back; rest in a recumbent position.
verb (used with object), re路clined, re路clin路ing.
to cause to lean back on something; place in a recumbent position.
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Origin of recline

1375鈥1425; late Middle English reclinen<Latin recl墨n膩re, equivalent to re-re- + cl墨n膩re to lean1

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British Dictionary definitions for recline

recline
/ (r瑟藞kla瑟n) /

verb
to rest or cause to rest in a leaning position

Derived forms of recline

reclinable, adjectivereclination (藢r蓻kl瑟藞ne瑟蕛蓹n), noun

Word Origin for recline

C15: from Old French recliner, from Latin recl墨n膩re to lean back, from re- + cl墨n膩re to lean 1
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