Definition of prostrate oneself
: to lie down with one's face turned toward the ground The worshippers prostrated themselves before the shrine.
Word by Word Definitions
: stretched out with face on the ground in adoration or submission
: lying flat
: completely overcome and lacking vitality, will, or power to rise
: to throw or put into a prostrate position
: to put (oneself) in a humble and submissive posture or state
: to reduce to submission, helplessness, or exhaustion
: one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self
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