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Meaning of PROSTRATION

Pronunciation:  prâ'streyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of assuming a prostrate position
  2. [n]  abject submission; the emotional equivalent of prostrating your body
  3. [n]  a condition marked by dizziness and nausea and weakness caused by depletion of body fluids and electrolytes
 

PROSTRATION is a 11 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: heat exhaustion, heat prostration
 
 See Also: compliance, heat hyperpyrexia, heatstroke, motility, motion, move, movement, submission

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pros*tra"tion\, n. [L. prostratio: cf. F.
prostration.]
1. The act of prostrating, throwing down, or laying fiat; as,
   the prostration of the body.

2. The act of falling down, or of bowing in humility or
   adoration; primarily, the act of falling on the face, but
   usually applied to kneeling or bowing in reverence and
   worship.

         A greater prostration of reason than of body.
                                               --Shak.

3. The condition of being prostrate; great depression;
   lowness; dejection; as, a postration of spirits. ``A
   sudden prostration of strength.'' --Arbuthnot.

4. (Med.) A latent, not an exhausted, state of the vital
   energies; great oppression of natural strength and vigor.

Note: Prostration, in its medical use, is analogous to the
      state of a spring lying under such a weight that it is
      incapable of action; while exhaustion is analogous to
      the state of a spring deprived of its elastic powers.
      The word, however, is often used to denote any great
      depression of the vital powers.

 

 

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