prostration


pros·tra·tion

noun \prä-ˈstrā-shən\

Definition of PROSTRATION

1
a :  the act of assuming a prostrate position
b :  the state of being in a prostrate position :  abasement
2
a :  complete physical or mental exhaustion :  collapse
b :  the process of being made powerless or the condition of powerlessness <the country suffered economic prostration after the war>

Examples of PROSTRATION

  1. <an outpatient suffering from fever, prostration, and nausea>

First Known Use of PROSTRATION

14th century

pros·tra·tion

noun \prä-ˈstrā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PROSTRATION

: complete physical or mental exhaustion—see heat exhaustion

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