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1. the act of lying recumbent and, in particular, as a sick patient in bed
2. the act or moment of going to bed as an invalid
3. an astrological chart made for the time of taking to bed as an invalid and giving indications of the outcome of the illness
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decumbiture- The act of going to bed when sick.
See also related terms for sick.
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