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Definitions of prostrate

  1. 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.
  2. To throw down; overthrow. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3. To lay or throw down flat; overthrow. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To reduce to extreme weakness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. render helpless or defenseless; "They prostrated the enemy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Prostration. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. stretched out and lying at full length along the ground; "found himself lying flat on the floor" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. Lying at length, or with the body extended on the ground or other surface; stretched out; as, to sleep prostrate. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. Lying at mercy, as a supplicant. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. Lying in a humble, lowly, or suppliant posture. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. Trailing on the ground; procumbent. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. To lay fiat; to throw down; to level; to fell; as, to prostrate the body; to prostrate trees or plants. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. To cause to sink totally; to deprive of strength; to reduce; as, a person prostrated by fever. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Lying at length; overthrown. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. Lying flat; overthrown or overcome; prostrated. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. Procumbent ; trailing on the ground. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

Usage examples for prostrate

  1. Though bound and helpless, he tries to leap up to his prostrate Henriette. – Orphans of the Storm by Henry MacMahon
  2. Many treasures have I found thy lady, before whom I prostrate myself. – Six One-Act Plays by Margaret Scott Oliver
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