De*cum"bi*ture\ (?; 135), n. 1. Confinement to a sick bed, or time of taking to one's bed from sickness. --Boyle.

2. (Astrol.) Aspect of the heavens at the time of taking to one's sick bed, by which the prognostics of recovery or death were made.
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