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prostration

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noun pros·tra·tion \prä-ˈstrā-shən\

Definition of prostration

  1. 1 a :  the act of assuming a prostrate position b :  the state of being in a prostrate position :  abasement

  2. 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 in a sentence

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



14th Century

First Known Use of prostration

14th century


Medical Dictionary

prostration

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noun pros·tra·tion \prä-ˈstrā-shən\

Medical Definition of prostration

  1. :  complete physical or mental exhaustion—see heat exhaustion






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