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su•pine



Pronunciation: (
adj.sOO-pīn';
n.sOO'pīn),
[key]
adj.
1. lying on the back, face or front upward.
2. inactive, passive, or inert, esp. from indolence or indifference.
3. (of the hand) having the palm upward.

n.
1. (in Latin) a noun form derived from verbs, appearing only in the accusative and the dative-ablative, as dictū in mirābile dictū, “wonderful to say.”
2. (in English) the simple infinitive of a verb preceded by to.
3. an analogous form in some other language.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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