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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 su·pine /ˈsuˌpaɪn/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 su·pine /sʊˈpaɪn, ˈsuˌpaɪn/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Su·pine a.
 1. Lying on the back, or with the face upward; -- opposed to prone.
 2. Leaning backward, or inclining with exposure to the sun; sloping; inclined.
 If the vine
 On rising ground be placed, or hills supine.   --Dryden.
 3. Negligent; heedless; indolent; listless.
    He became pusillanimous and supine, and openly exposed to any temptation.   --Woodward.
 Syn: -- Negligent; heedless; indolent; thoughtless; inattentive; listless; careless; drowsy.
 -- Su*pine*ly, adv. -- Su*pine*ness, n.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Su·pine n.  Lat. Gram. A verbal noun; or (according to C.F.Becker), a case of the infinitive mood ending in -um and -u, that in -um being sometimes called the former supine, and that in -u the latter supine.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: lying face upward [syn: resupine]
      2: offering no resistance; "resistless hostages"; "No other
         colony showed such supine, selfish helplessness in
         allowing her own border citizens to be mercilessly
         harried"- Theodore Roosevelt [syn: resistless, unresisting]