1. lying stretched out on the ground with one's face downwards.
    "there was a man praying before an idol, lying prostrate" ·
    "they surged forward around the prostrate figure on the ground"
    prone · lying flat · lying down · flat · stretched out · spreadeagled ·
    sprawling · horizontal · recumbent · on one's front · procumbent
  2. botany
    growing along the ground.
    "mats of prostrate herbs can be used to break up expanses of soil"
    trailing · creeping · straggling · vining · prostrate
prostrates (third person present) · prostrated (past tense) · prostrated (past participle) · prostrating (present participle)
  1. (prostrate oneself)
    throw oneself flat on the ground so as to be lying face downwards, especially in reverence or submission.
    "she prostrated herself on the bare floor of the church"
    throw oneself flat · throw oneself down · lie down · stretch oneself out ·
    bow low · throw oneself at someone's feet · measure one's length
  2. reduce (someone) to extreme physical weakness.
    "she was so prostrated by migraine that she could scarcely totter up the stairs to bed"
    overwhelm · overcome · overpower · bring someone to their knees ·
    crush · devastate · make helpless · paralyse · lay low · make powerless · debilitate · incapacitate · weaken · enfeeble · devitalize · enervate · handicap · immobilize · hamstring · make impotent · wear out · exhaust · tire out · fatigue · weary · make weary · drain · sap · wash out · take it out of · tax · overtax · undermine · knacker · whack · frazzle · do in · knock out · fag out · poop
Middle English: from Latin prostratus ‘thrown down’, past participle of prosternere, from pro- ‘before’ + sternere ‘lay flat’.
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How to use prostrate in a sentence?
she was so prostrated by migraine that she could scarcely totter up the stairs to bed.
mats of prostrate herbs can be used to break up expanses of soil.
they surged forward around the prostrate figure on the ground.
there was a man praying before an idol, lying prostrate.
she prostrated herself on the bare floor of the church.
one who is already prostrate cannot be overthrown.
supplicants prostrate themselves on the floor.
his wife was prostrate with shock.
How to say prostrate in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Arabic (ADJECTIVE)السجود, سأجد
(VERB)يسجد, نسجد
Bangla সিজদা
Bosnian (Latin) bespomoćan
Bulgarian (ADJECTIVE)смазан, проснат, повален
Cantonese (Traditional) 匍匐
Catalan postrar
Chinese Simplified 匍匐
Chinese Traditional 匍匐
Croatian (ADJECTIVE)ispružen, bespomoćan
Czech (ADJECTIVE)ležící
Danish (ADJECTIVE)næsegrus, omkuldslåede
Dutch verslagen
Estonian polvistuvan
Fijian sa davo vakatoboicu no
Filipino nakahandusay
Finnish (ADJECTIVE)nujerrettu, kumartaen
French (ADJECTIVE)prosterner
German (VERB)niederwerfen
(ADJECTIVE)Prostata, nieder, ausgestreckten
Greek (ADJECTIVE)κατάκοιτος, πρηνή
Haitian Creole bavant
Hebrew משתחווה
Hindi प्रोस्ट्रेट
Hungarian (ADJECTIVE)borulva, elterült
Indonesian (ADJECTIVE)bersujud
Italian (ADJECTIVE)prostrato
(VERB)prostrarsi, si prostra
Japanese (ADJECTIVE)サジダ, ひれ伏し, 前立腺
Kiswahili kujitukuza
Korean 앓는
Latvian guļus
Lithuanian (ADJECTIVE)wybijaja
Malagasy niankohoka
Malay (Latin) sujud
Norwegian Bokmål nedbrutt
Persian (ADJECTIVE)سجده
Polish (NOUN)poklony
Portuguese (ADJECTIVE)prostrados
Querétaro Otomi ar postrar
Romanian (ADJECTIVE)prosterneze
Russian (ADJECTIVE)НИЦ, поверженного, ничком
(NOUN)прострации, поверженный
Samoan fao
Serbian (Cyrillic) Поклоните
Serbian (Latin) Poklonite
Slovak (ADJECTIVE)padne, prostaty, vyčerpaný
Slovenian prostracije
Spanish (ADJECTIVE)postrado, próstata
(VERB)postrarse, postro
Swedish (ADJECTIVE)framstupa
Tahitian vakatoboicu
Tamil ஸஜ்தா
Telugu ప్రొస్టేట్
Tongan fakatomape'e hifo
Turkish (ADJECTIVE)secde
Ukrainian (ADJECTIVE)ниць
Urdu سجدہ
Vietnamese suy nhược
Yucatec Maya postrar u
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