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Definitions of prostrate

  1. get into a prostrate position, as in submission Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. lying face downward Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. stretched out and lying at full length along the ground; "found himself lying flat on the floor" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. render helpless or defenseless; "They prostrated the enemy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. throw down flat, as on the ground; "She prostrated herself with frustration" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. Lying at length, or with the body extended on the ground or other surface; stretched out; as, to sleep prostrate. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Lying at mercy, as a supplicant. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. Lying in a humble, lowly, or suppliant posture. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. Trailing on the ground; procumbent. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. To lay fiat; to throw down; to level; to fell; as, to prostrate the body; to prostrate trees or plants. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. to overthrow; to demolish; to destroy; to deprive of efficiency; to ruin; as, to prostrate a village; to prostrate a government; to prostrate law or justice. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. To throw down, or cause to fall in humility or adoration; to cause to bow in humble reverence; used reflexively; as, he prostrated himself. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. To cause to sink totally; to deprive of strength; to reduce; as, a person prostrated by fever. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. Lying at full length; extended on the ground; stretched out; lying at another's mercy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. To lay flat; throw down; destroy; ruin; to cause to become weak. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Thrown forwards on the ground: lying at length: lying at mercy: bent in adoration. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. To throw forwards on the ground: to lay flat: to overthrow: to sink totally: to bow in humble reverence. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. Lying at length; overthrown. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. To throw down; overthrow. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. To lay or throw down flat; overthrow. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. To reduce to extreme weakness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Lying flat; overthrown or overcome; prostrated. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Prostration. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Lying at length; lying at mercy; lying in the posture of humility. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. To lay flat; to throw down; to overthrow; to demolish; to cause to sink totally; to bow in humble reverence. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. To lay flat or at length; to throw down; to demolish; to fall down in adoration; to bow in humble reverence; to reduce totally or exhaust, as the strength. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. Lying at length; extended on the ground; lying at mercy, as a suppliant; thrown down in the humblest adoration. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. Procumbent ; trailing on the ground. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  29. [Latin] Procumbent; trailing on the ground (bot.). na
  30. pros'tr[=a]t, adj. thrown forwards on the ground: lying at length: lying at mercy: bent in adoration.--v.t. to throw forwards on the ground: to lay flat: to overthrow: to sink totally: to bow in humble reverence.--n. PROSTR[=A]'TION, act of throwing down or laying flat: act of falling down in adoration: dejection: complete loss of strength. [L. pro, forwards, stern[)e]re, stratum, to strew.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  31. Lying with face to ground, esp. as token of submission or humility; lying in horizontal position; overcome, overthrown, as had laid the Whig party p.; physically exhausted; (Bot.) lying flat on ground. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  32. Lay (person &c.) flat on ground; cast oneself down prostrate (at shrine, before person, &c.); (fig.) overcome, make submissive; (of fatigue &c.) reduce to extreme physical weakness. So prostration n. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
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