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[ adjective ] lying down; in a position of comfort or rest

Used in print

(Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy....)

his quill drawings had a scratchiness , suggesting skin texture ; the clay he used plastically to suggest soft moving flesh , as in an abdomen , in a reclining torso ; the wax he smoothed_over to give the body surface an elastic pull .

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unerect

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[ noun ] the act of assuming or maintaining a reclining position

Used in print

(J. W. C. Hagstrom et al., "Debilitating muscular...)

Serum potassium at this time was 3.8 mEq. per liter , and the hemoglobin was 13.9 gm. By Dec. 1 , 1958 , the weakness in the pelvic and quadriceps muscle groups was appreciably worse , and it became difficult for the patient to rise unaided from a sitting or reclining position .

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motion lean_back

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