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Origin: Middle English reclynen from Classical Latin reclinare from re-, back plush clinare, to lean: see incline
- reclination noun
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verb re·clined, re·clin·ing, re·clines verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English reclinen, from Old French recliner, from Latin reclīnāre : re-, re- + -clīnāre, to bend; see klei- in Indo-European roots.
- recˌli·naˈtion noun