prostration

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noun pros·tra·tion \prä-ˈstrā-shən\

Definition of prostration

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

  2. 2a :  complete physical or mental exhaustion :  collapseb :  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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