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From Latin resupinus, from re- (re-) + supinus (bent backward, supine).


resupine (not comparable)

  1. Lying on the back; supine.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir K. Digby to this entry?)
    • William Cowper
      He spake, and, downward swayed, fell resupine, / With his huge neck aslant.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for resupine in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)