Definition of prostration in English:

prostration

Syllabification: pros·tra·tion
Pronunciation: /präˈstrāSH(ə)n
 
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noun

1The action of lying stretched out on the ground.
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  • 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.
Synonyms
collapse, weakness, debility, lassitude, exhaustion, fatigue, tiredness, enervation, emotional exhaustion; war-weariness
1.1The state of being extremely weak or subservient: the refusal to call a strike reflects the union leadership’s prostration before the company
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  • 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.
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  • 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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