Definitions

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  • n. The act or posture of reclining on a couch, as practiced by the ancients at meals.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or posture of reclining on a couch, as practiced by the ancients at meals.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of lying down or reclining; specifically, the ancient practice, derived from the Orient, of eating meals in a recumbent posture.
  • n. In medicine, lying-in; confinement; accouchement.

Etymologies

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Latin accubatio, accubitio, from accubāre ("to recline"), from ad- + cubāre ("to lie down").

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  • JM just can't stand accubation.

    September 29, 2009

  • Or drinking.

    August 28, 2009

  • The act of reclining while eating.

    May 11, 2008