Definition of "supine" [su•pine]

  • (adjective) Lying on the back or having the face upward.
  • (adjective) Having the palm upward. Used of the hand.
  • (adjective) Marked by or showing lethargy, passivity, or blameworthy indifference. See Synonyms at inactive.
  • (adjective) Inclined; sloping.
  • (noun) Grammar A defective Latin verbal noun of the fourth declension, having very limited syntax and only two cases, an accusative in -tum or -sum and an ablative in -tū or -sū. The accusative form is sometimes considered to be the fourth principal part of the Latin verb.

Use "supine" in a sentence

  • "Still, you've got to ask yourself – how supine is a journalist who permits himself to be TOLD if he can or can't write down something he is told?"
  • "If you are wont to opine: “if you have done nothing wrong, then you have nothing to fear”, you will, of course, remain supine and do nothing."
  • "Effects of VIAGRA on Blood Pressure: Single oral doses of sildenafil (100 mg) administered to healthy volunteers produced decreases in supine blood pressure."

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