from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of lying down or reclining; specifically, the ancient practice, derived from the Orient, of eating meals in a recumbent posture.
- noun In medicine, lying-in; confinement; accouchement.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The act or posture of reclining on a couch, as practiced by the ancients at meals.
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- noun The act or
postureof recliningon a couch, as practicedby the ancients at meals.
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Latin accubatio, accubitio, from accubāre ("to recline"), from ad- + cubāre ("to lie down").
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whichbe commented on the word accubation
The act of reclining while eating.
May 11, 2008
hernesheir commented on the word accubation
August 28, 2009
jmjarmstrong commented on the word accubation
JM just can't stand accubation.
September 29, 2009