lying down; reclining; leaning.
Zoology, Botany. noting a part that leans or reposes upon its surface of origin.
a recumbent person, animal, plant, etc.
- re·cum·ben·cy, re·cum·bence, noun
- re·cum·bent·ly, adverb
- un·re·cum·bent, adjective
- un·re·cum·bent·ly, adverb
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How to use recumbent in a sentence
One of the most famous is the recumbent statue of Lee near the Confederate general’s tomb at Washington and Lee University in Lexington — which is embroiled in a debate about whether to change the institution’s name.Richmond sculptor Edward Valentine created many of the statues that defined Lost Cause mythology. Now his family’s museum is confronting the legacy. | Gregory S. Schneider | January 2, 2021 | Washington Post
The workout position required when operating a recumbent bike offers the most minimal impact on users’ joints and delivers outstanding levels of lower back support, lowering the likelihood of operator injury or strain.
The most common forms of exercise bike come in either recumbent or upright designs, and it’s important to consider the personal needs of the intended user’s body when trying to choose between the two.
A recumbent bike is by far the most comfortable and ergonomically-friendly style of exercise bike available, providing users with larger, soft seats that include arms and backs.
Users with ongoing hip, back, or joint pain or with neurological conditions can benefit from the safe and thoughtful design of a recumbent model while still maintaining an effective low-impact workout.
She had brought him down, for his eyes lingered on her as she leaned to Peter and pulled him up from his sun-baked recumbency.The Shadow of Life | Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Some writers state that it may be produced by confining an animal in recumbency, with the casting harness.Lameness of the Horse | John Victor Lacroix
Mr Blenkiron, having finished his after-dinner recumbency, had sat up and pulled a small table towards him.Greenmantle | John Buchan
I placed two or three chairs in a line, and followed his example at full recumbency.Turner | William Cosmo Monkhouse
The standing position is not often maintained, the patient seeking relief in recumbency.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse | United States Department of Agriculture
British Dictionary definitions for recumbent
lying down; reclining
(of a part or organ) leaning or resting against another organ or the ground: a recumbent stem
(of a fold in a rock formation) in which the axial plane is nearly horizontal
- recumbence or recumbency, noun
- recumbently, adverb
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