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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Decumbent  \De*cum"bent\,  a.  [L.  decumbens,  -entis,  p.  pr  of 
  decumbere  de-  +  cumbere  (only  in  comp.),  cubare  to  lie 
  down.] 
  1.  Lying  down  prostrate;  recumbent. 
 
  The  decumbent  portraiture  of  a  woman.  --Ashmole. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  Reclining  on  the  ground,  as  if  too  weak  to  stand 
  and  tending  to  rise  at  the  summit  or  apex;  as  a  decumbent 
  stem.  --Gray. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  decumbent 
  adj  :  lying  down  in  a  position  of  comfort  or  rest  [syn:  {accumbent}, 
  {recumbent},  {reclining}] 




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