Definition of prostration in English:

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Pronunciation: /prɒˈstreɪʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun]
1The action of lying stretched out on the ground.
Example sentences
  • The Significance of Devotion Our devotion will grow the more prostrations we do.
  • The Purification of Pride First of all, we should know why we do prostrations.
  • Someone who dozes in the prayer does not owe a prostration.
collapse, weakness, debility, lassitude, exhaustion, fatigue, tiredness, enervation, emotional exhaustion;
desolation, despair, despondency, dejection, depression, helplessness
1.1The state of being extremely weak or subservient: the refusal to call a strike reflects the union leadership’s prostration before the company
More example sentences
  • Blairs apparent stature can be accounted for by the prostration of his ostensible opponents.
  • The prostration of the Democratic Party cleared the way for Reagan's election in 1980.
  • The prostration of the Party has been amply demonstrated in the California recall election.
1.2Extreme physical weakness or emotional exhaustion.
Example sentences
  • Unable to match the Indians' enviable capacity for keeping themselves cool, the animals died of heat prostration.
  • Doctors found that the panda was affected by lung fever together with functional prostration on some organs.
  • When I found him suffering from general debility and nervous prostration.

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