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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

prostrate (not comparable)

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

AntonymsEdit

  • (lying flat, facedown): supine

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

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 figurative).
  3. To cause to lie down, to flatten; (figuratively) to overcome or overpower.

Usage notesEdit

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

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ParticipleEdit

prōstrāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of prōstrātus