resupine

[ ree-soo-pahyn, res-uh- ]
/ ˌri suˈpaɪn, ˌrɛs ə- /

adjective

lying on the back; supine.

Nearby words

  1. resumptive,
  2. resumptive pronoun,
  3. resumptively,
  4. resupinate,
  5. resupination,
  6. resupply,
  7. resurface,
  8. resurgam,
  9. resurge,
  10. resurgence

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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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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