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Definition of PROSTRATE

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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.
        [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     4. To cause to sink totally; to deprive of strength; to reduce; as, a person prostrated by fever. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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.
        [1913 Webster]

              Groveling and prostrate on yon lake of fire.
                                                    --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     2. Lying at mercy, as a supplicant. --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]

     3. Lying in a humble, lowly, or suppliant posture. [1913 Webster]

              Prostrate fall
              Before him reverent, and there confess Humbly our faults.                    --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     4. (Bot.) Trailing on the ground; procumbent.
        [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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