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prostrate

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of prostrate

  1. 1 depleted in strength, energy, or freshness <prostrate marathoners typically spend the day after the race recovering> Synonyms all in, aweary [archaic], beat, beaten, bleary, burned-out (or burnt-out), bushed, dead, done, done in, drained, exhausted, fatigued, jaded, knackered [British], limp, logy (also loggy), played out, pooped [slang], weary, spent, tapped out, tired, tuckered (out), washed-out, wearied, wiped out, worn, worn-outRelated Words overfatigued, overtaxed, overworked; broken-down, run-down; debilitated, enervate, enervated, enfeebled, sapped, weakened; drowsy, heavy, sleepy; lethargic, sluggishNear Antonyms fresh, refreshed, rejuvenated, relaxed, rested, revitalized; active, energetic, invigorated, peppy, strengthened, strong, tireless, vitalized, wearilessAntonyms unwearied

  2. 2 lacking bodily strength <prostrate with fear as the bombs began dropping> Synonyms asthenic, debilitated, delicate, down-and-out, effete, enervated, enfeebled, faint, feeble, frail, infirm, languid, low, weak, prostrated, sapped, slight, soft, softened, tender, unsubstantial, wasted, weakened, wimpish, wimpyRelated Words challenged, disabled, incapacitated, invalid; paralyzed; broken-down, decrepit; impotent, powerless; breakable, flimsy, fragile; dizzy, groggy, rocky, unsteady, woozy; drained, exhausted, flagging, tired, weary, worn-out; damaged, harmed, hurt, impaired, injured, lame, unsound; resistless, susceptible, unresistant, vulnerable, yieldingNear Antonyms able-bodied, athletic, beefy, brawny, fit, husky, muscular, sinewy, strapping, virile; hard, hardy, lusty, red-blooded, robust, sturdy, tough; fortified, hardened, inured, strengthened, toughened; energetic, energized, invigorated, vigorous, vitalized; hale, healthy, sound; capable, competent; convalescing, recovering, recuperatingAntonyms mighty, powerful, rugged, stalwart, stout, strong

  3. 3 lying with the face downwards <the suspects lay prostrate on the floor while the police searched the room> Synonyms proneRelated Words flat, recumbent; reclining, reposing; horizontalNear Antonyms erect, raised, standing, upright, upstanding, verticalAntonyms supine




prostrate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of prostrate

  1. 1 to diminish the physical strength of <an athlete prostrated for weeks by a bout of pneumonia> Synonyms debilitate, devitalize, enervate, enfeeble, etiolate, weaken, sap, soften, tire, wasteRelated Words cripple, disable, hamstring, incapacitate; deplete, depress, exhaust, impoverish, unman, wash out; damage, harm, hurt, impair, injure, invalid, lay up; break down, grind (down), wear down, wear out; paralyzeNear Antonyms energize, invigorate, recruit, rejuvenate, vitalize; harden, season, toughenAntonyms beef (up), fortify, strengthen

  2. 2 to render powerless, ineffective, or unable to move <the huge increase in gas prices really prostrated the nation's economic engine> Synonyms cripple, disable, hamstring, immobilize, incapacitate, paralyzeRelated Words attenuate, debilitate, enervate, enfeeble, sap, tire, undercut, undermine, weaken; hobble, lame; maim, mutilate; knock outNear Antonyms energize, galvanize, invigorate, vitalize; fortify, strengthen; empower; freshen, refresh, refreshen, regenerate, rejuvenate, restore, revitalize, revive

  3. 3 to subject to incapacitating emotional or mental stress <a widow prostrated by crushing grief> Synonyms crush, devastate, floor, grind (down), oppress, overcome, overmaster, overpower, overwhelm, snow under, swamp, whelmRelated Words deluge, drown, sink; confute, defeat, refute; break, demoralize, distress, disturb, rock, shatter, stagger, throw, unman, unnerve, upset

  4. 4 to strike (someone) so forcefully as to cause a fall <the boxer bragged that he could prostrate any opponenent with a single blow> Synonyms bowl (down or over), down, drop, floor, knock down, knock over, level, mow (down), fellRelated Words kayo, knock out, KO; overthrow, throw down, topple; bang, bash, belt, bludgeon, clobber, hammer, hit, jab, paste, poke, pound, punch, slam, slap, slog, slug, smack, smite, sock, swat, swipe, thump, thwack, wallop, whack, whale





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