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Related to accumbent: recumbent, incumbent


1. Lying down; reclining.
2. Botany Lying or leaning against something: accumbent cotyledons.

[Latin accumbēns, accumbent-, present participle of accumbere, to recline at table : ad-, ad- + cumbere, to recline.]


1. (Botany) botany (of plant parts and plants) lying against some other part or thing
2. a rare word for recumbent
[C18: from Latin accumbere to recline]
acˈcumbency n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.accumbent - lying downaccumbent - lying down; in a position of comfort or rest
unerect - not upright in position or posture
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Throughout the space, elements culled from earlier Harrison assemblages, including nine tumescent, paint-slathered abstract sculptures recycled from her 2003 Venice Biennale contribution Indigenous Parts III, found temporary homes atop either plinths or Lyall's minimal, accumbent structures of pink foam insulation and MDF.