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v. re·clined, re·clin·ing, re·clines
1. To lean back or lie down on one's back.
2. To be adjustable so that the occupant may recline rather than sit up: a seat that reclines.
To cause to recline.

[Middle English reclinen, from Old French recliner, from Latin reclīnāre : re-, re- + -clīnāre, to bend; see klei- in Indo-European roots.]

rec′li·na′tion (rĕk′lə-nā′shən) n.
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