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prone

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1 having a tendency to be or act in a certain way
  • he was prone to emotional outbursts under stress

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2 lying with the face downwards
  • quickly subdue the suspect and get him into a prone position

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prone, supine, prostrate, recumbent mean lying down. prone implies a position with the front of the body turned toward the supporting surface. push-ups require a prone position supine implies lying on one's back and suggests inertness or abjectness. lying supine on the couch prostrate implies lying full-length as in submission, defeat, or physical collapse. a runner fell prostrate at the finish line recumbent implies the posture of one sleeping or resting. a patient comfortably recumbent in a hospital bed

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The first known use of prone was in the 14th century

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“Prone.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/prone. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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