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prostrate

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1 depleted in strength, energy, or freshness
  • Prostrate marathoners typically spend the day after the race recovering.
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worn to a frazzle

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3 lying with the face downwards
  • She was laying prostrate on the bed.
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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

prostrate

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1 to diminish the physical strength of
  • an athlete prostrated for weeks by a bout of pneumonia
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2 to render powerless, ineffective, or unable to move
  • The huge increase in gas prices really prostrated the nation's economic engine.
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3 to subject to incapacitating emotional or mental stress
  • a widow prostrated by grief
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4 to strike (someone) so forcefully as to cause a fall
  • The boxer bragged that he could prostrate any opponent with a single blow.
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