Prostrate meaning

prŏstrāt
To cause to lie flat.

The wind prostrated the young trees.

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(botany) Trailing on the ground; procumbent.
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The definition of prostrate is lying face down or bending over in adoration.

An example of prostrate is a person lying face down in front of a religious leader.

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To put or throw flat with the face down, as in submission or adoration.
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Prostrate is to lie or bend down in adoration.

An example of prostrate is to bow in front of the tabernacle at church.

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To reduce to extreme weakness or incapacitation; overcome.

An illness that prostrated an entire family; a nation that was prostrated by years of civil war.

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Lying face down, as in submission or adoration.
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Lying flat or at full length.
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Reduced to extreme weakness or incapacitation; overcome.
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(botany) Growing flat along the ground.
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Lying with the face downward in demonstration of great humility or abject submission.
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Lying flat, prone, or supine.
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Thrown or fallen to the ground.
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(bot.) Growing on the ground; trailing.
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To throw or put in a prostrate position; lay flat on the ground.
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To lay low; overcome; exhaust or subjugate.
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Lying flat or at full length.
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Reduced to extreme weakness or incapacitation; overcome.
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(botany) Growing flat along the ground.
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Growing flat along the ground. Creeping jenny, pennyroyal, and many species of ivy have a prostrate growth habit.
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Lying flat, facedown.
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I told him you was prostrate with grief. "” Mammy to Scarlett, Gone With the Wind.

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He was prostrate from the extreme heat.

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(Often reflexive) To lie flat or facedown.
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To throw oneself down in submission (also figuratively).
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To cause to lie down, to flatten; (figuratively) to overcome or overpower.
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Origin of prostrate

  • Middle English prostraten from prostrat prostrate from Latin prōstrātus past participle of prōsternere to throw down prō- forward pro–1 sternere to spread, cast down ster-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin prostratus, past participle of prosternere (“to prostrate").

    From Wiktionary