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Translation of prostrate in Spanish:


American English: /ˈprɑstreɪt/
British English: /ˈprɒstreɪt/
  • postrado
    he fell prostrate before the emperor
    se postró ante el emperador
    he was prostrate with exhaustion
    estaba postrado de cansancio
    she is prostrate with grief
    está totalmente abatida por la pena
    Example sentences
    • So many women would have been hysterical and prostrate with grief by this stage.

transitive verb

American English: /ˈprɑstreɪt/
British English: /prɒˈstreɪt/
  • (illness)
    the punch prostrated him
    el golpe lo tumbó
    Example sentences
    • He never doubted, and gratefully recognized, Mary's own contribution to the device of the joint monarchy, and her death on 27 December 1694 prostrated him for months.
    • She quickly ran up to him in time to catch him in her arms and with horror heard the wild scream of the spirit that racked and prostrated the unhappy man.
    • Drenched in sweat, they are prostrated by fatigue, ‘sucking in hot air like bellows and breathless in the suffocating heat’.

reflexive verb

American English: /ˈprɑstreɪt/
British English: /prɒˈstreɪt/
  • to prostrate oneself
    Example sentences
    • Some of the men had prostrated themselves flat on their faces, arms outstretched towards the Goddess.
    • The natives who came to see them off prostrated themselves on the ground and cried in farewell.
    • Another (even greater) problem was that she was unwilling to submit to her dictates or prostrate herself in abject submission.
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