The wind prostrated the young trees.
An example of prostrate is a person lying face down in front of a religious leader.
An example of prostrate is to bow in front of the tabernacle at church.
An illness that prostrated an entire family; a nation that was prostrated by years of civil war.
Origin of prostrate
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Latin prostratus, past participle of prosternere (“to prostrate").