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Meaning of PROSTRATE

Pronunciation:  'pr√Ęstreyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  stretched out and lying at full length along the ground; "found himself lying flat on the floor"
  2. [adj]  lying face downward
  3. [v]  render helpless or defenseless; "They prostrated the enemy"
  4. [v]  throw down flat, as on the ground; "She prostrated herself with frustration"
  5. [v]  get into a prostrate position, as in submission

PROSTRATE is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: bow down, flat, prone, unerect
 See Also: alter, change, lie, lie down, throw



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pros"trate\, a. [L. prostratus, p. p. of prosternere
    to prostrate; pro before, forward + sternere to spread out,
    throw down. See {Stratum}.]
    1. Lying at length, or with the body extended on the ground
       or other surface; stretched out; as, to sleep prostrate.
             Groveling and prostrate on yon lake of fire.
    2. Lying at mercy, as a supplicant. --Dryden.
    3. Lying in a humble, lowly, or suppliant posture.
             Prostrate fall Before him reverent, and there
             confess Humbly our faults.            --Milton.
    4. (Bot.) Trailing on the ground; procumbent.
  2. \Pros"trate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prostrated}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Prostrating}.]
    1. To lay fiat; to throw down; to level; to fell; as, to
       prostrate the body; to prostrate trees or plants.
    2. to overthrow; to demolish; to destroy; to deprive of
       efficiency; to ruin; as, to prostrate a village; to
       prostrate a government; to prostrate law or justice.
    3. To throw down, or cause to fall in humility or adoration;
       to cause to bow in humble reverence; used reflexively; as,
       he prostrated himself. --Milman.
    4. To cause to sink totally; to deprive of strength; to
       reduce; as, a person prostrated by fever.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Lying flat on the ground.