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[Of a person's body or position] lying down on back or sides.
When a person is recumbent they are lying down on their back or sides. They rest comfortably. A recumbent position in which a person lies down and takes rest. A recumbent posture is a position of rest in comfort.
- As he entered the room he found her in a recumbent position. Lying on her back on the bed, she appeared relaxed and threw at him a smile of welcome.
- All that he wanted to do even after the exhausting day was to continue in the recumbent position for long hours, doing simply nothing. He needed rest and resting recumbent on the bed gave him comfort.