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supine (adj) lying flat on your back.

When you are supine you lie flat on your back. A supine position is the position of lying on the back. Supine also means lazy enough or unwilling to act because of laziness, or a lack of courage.

  • The photographer captured the model, as she was supine on her bed. She is seen lying on her back in the photograph.
  • The British ruled India for a long two centuries because of the Indians' supine submission to the British rule. They were too lazy and too weak of will to oppose the British rule.
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