Postures and complexions

supine
(adj)
SOO-pine
Meaning

lying on one's back

1st Sample Sentence

Strangely, I have never been able to sleep well while lying supine.

Root

supinus (bent backwards, thrown backwards, lying on the back, inactive, indolent) (Latin)

Synonyms

recumbent, supine

Mnemonics

remove 'u' from supine and you get spine which means lying on your BACK facing upward. THINK OF SPINAL CORD (SPINE) to remember supine

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