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prostrate

pros·trate

prostrate

 
 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, adjective
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: pra streIt
inflections: prostrated, prostrates, prostrating
definition 1: to lie or throw (oneself) flat on the ground, esp. face down in an act of humility, worship, or the like.
He prostrated himself in front of the altar and lay for some time on the cold floor.
similar words:
bow, grovel, kowtow
definition 2: to overcome or overthrow.
synonyms:
overcome, overpower, overthrow, overwhelm
similar words:
bow, overmaster, subdue
definition 3: to exhaust physically or emotionally.
synonyms:
exhaust, fag, fatigue, jade, tire, tucker out, wear, wear out, weary
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part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: pra streIt
definition 1: lying flat on the ground or other surface.
The bank customers and employees remained prostrate until the robbers left.
antonyms:
standing
similar words:
decumbent, flat, horizontal, procumbent, prone, recumbent, supine
definition 2: lying full-length, esp. face down as in submission or worship.
similar words:
kowtowing
definition 3: overcome or exhausted.
The new recruits were prostrate after completing the obstacle course.
synonyms:
beat, bushed, dead, exhausted, jaded, overcome, spent, tired, worn-out
antonyms:
fresh
similar words:
done in, weary
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