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resupine

[ ree-soo-pahyn, res-uh- ]
/ ˌri suˈpaɪn, ˌrɛs ə- /
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adjective
lying on the back; supine.
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Origin of resupine

First recorded in 1620–30, resupine is from the Latin word resupīnus bent back, lying back. See re-, supine
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How to use resupine in a sentence

  • Sansculottism, once more flung resupine, lies sprawling; sprawling its last.

    The French Revolution|Thomas Carlyle

British Dictionary definitions for resupine

resupine
/ (rɪˈsjuːpaɪn) /

adjective
rare lying on the back; supine

Word Origin for resupine

C17: from Latin resupīnus lying on the back
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