"reclining" in the noun sense
the act of assuming or maintaining a reclining position
"reclining" in the verb sense
1. lean back, recline
move the upper body backwards and down
cause to recline
"She reclined her head on the pillow"
3. recumb, repose, recline
lean in a comfortable resting position
"He was reposing on the couch"
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