verb (used without object), reclined, reclining.
to lean or lie back; rest in a recumbent position.
verb (used with object), reclined, reclining.
to cause to lean back on something; place in a recumbent position.

1375–1425; late Middle English reclinen < Latin reclīnāre, equivalent to re- re- + clīnāre to lean1

reclinable, adjective
reclination [rek-luh-ney-shuhn] , noun
half-reclined, adjective
half-reclining, adjective
unreclined, adjective
unreclining, adjective Unabridged
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recline (rɪˈklaɪn)
to rest or cause to rest in a leaning position
[C15: from Old French recliner, from Latin reclīnāre to lean back, from re- + clīnāre to lean1]

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Word Origin & History

c.1420, from L. reclinare "to bend back, to lean back," from re- "back, against" + clinare "to bend," from PIE *klei-n-, suffixed form of *klei "to lean" (see lean (v.)). Recliner "chair in which one may recline" is attested from 1928.
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Example sentences
If you have no mat, recline on the floor with your feet wider than hip distance
The colonists took the sachem to an unfinished house and gave him some cushions
  on which to recline.
Take them to the garden and recline in a giant baseball glove chair.
The seat can face forward or backward, and it angles to recline in five
  different positions, including prone when rear-facing.
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