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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: recliner, from Latin reclinare, from clinare 'to bend'

recline

verb
     
re‧cline
1 [intransitive] formal to lie or lean back in a relaxed way
recline in/on
I spent Sunday reclining in a deck chair.
A solitary figure was reclining on the grass.
2 [intransitive and transitive] if you recline a seat, or if it reclines, you lower the back of the seat so that you can lean back in it

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