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 for decumbent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Decumbent \De*cum"bent\, a. [L. decumbens, -entis, p. pr. of
     decumbere; de- + cumbere (only in comp.), cubare to lie
     1. Lying down; prostrate; recumbent.
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              The decumbent portraiture of a woman. --Ashmole.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: lying down; in a position of comfort or rest [syn:
             accumbent, decumbent, recumbent]

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