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pros·tra·tion

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–noun
1.
the act of prostrating.
2.
the state of being prostrated.
3.
extreme mental or emotional depression or dejection: nervous prostration.
4.
extreme physical weakness or exhaustion: heat prostration.

Origin:
1520–30; < LL prōstrātiōn- (s. of prōstrātiō ) a lying prone. See prostrate, -ion
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World English Dictionary
prostrate
adj
1. lying with the face downwards, as in submission
2. exhausted physically or emotionally
3. helpless or defenceless
4. (of a plant) growing closely along the ground
vb
5. to bow or cast (oneself) down, as in submission
6. to lay or throw down flat, as on the ground
7. to make helpless or defenceless
8. to make exhausted
[C14: from Latin prōsternere to throw to the ground, from prō- before + sternere to lay low]
pros'tration
n

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pros·tra·tion definition

Pronunciation: /prä-ˈstrā-shən/
Function: n
: complete physical or mental exhaustion see HEAT EXHAUSTION
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prostration pros·tra·tion (prŏ-strā'shən)
n.
Total exhaustion or weakness; collapse.

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