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procumbent (adjective), more procumbent; most procumbent
1. Lying down with the face to the ground: On sunny afternoons, the dog was often in a procumbent situation under a shady tree.
2. Prone; lying face downward: Josh slipped on the ice and wound up in a procumbent position in a snow bank.
3. A reference to a plant stem that grows along the ground without taking root: The gardener was careful when cutting the grass to avoid trimming the procumbent trailers of the berry plants.
4. Etymology: from Latin procumbent-, present participle of procumbere "to fall forward"; from cumbere, "to lie down".
This entry is located in the following units: cubi-, cub-, cumb-, cubit- (page 2) pro-, por-, pur- (page 6)