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prostrate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prostrate  \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. 
  --Elyot. 
 
  Groveling  and  prostrate  on  yon  lake  of  fire. 
  --Milton. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prostrate  \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. 
  --Evelyn. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  prostrate 
  adj  1:  stretched  out  and  lying  at  full  length  along  the  ground; 
  "found  himself  lying  flat  on  the  floor"  [syn:  {flat}] 
  2:  lying  face  downward  [syn:  {prone}] 
  v  1:  get  into  a  prostrate  position,  as  in  submission  [syn:  {bow 
  down}] 
  2:  render  helpless  or  defenseless;  "They  prostrated  the  enemy" 
  3:  throw  down  flat,  as  on  the  ground;  "She  prostrated  herself 
  with  frustration" 




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