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prostrates

verb , present tense third-person singular of 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 crushing grief
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4 to strike (someone) so forcefully as to cause a fall
  • the boxer bragged that he could prostrate any opponenent with a single blow
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