prostrate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin prostratus, past participle of prosternere(to prostrate).

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Adjective[edit]

prostrate ‎(not comparable)

  1. Lying flat, facedown.
  2. Emotionally devastated.
    I told him you was prostrate with grief. — Mammy to Scarlett, Gone With the Wind.
  3. Physically incapacitated from environmental exposure or debilitating disease.
    He was prostrate from the extreme heat.
  4. (botany) Trailing on the ground; procumbent.

Antonyms[edit]

  • (lying flat, facedown): supine

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Verb[edit]

prostrate ‎(third-person singular simple present prostrates, present participle prostrating, simple past and past participle prostrated)

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

Usage notes[edit]

  • Prostrate and prostate are often confused, in spelling if not in meaning.

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

prostrate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of prostrare
  2. second-person plural imperative of prostrare
  3. feminine plural of prostrato

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

prōstrāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of prōstrātus