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Adjectiveprostrate (not comparable)
Third person singular
- To lay flat or facedown, prone; flatten (often reflexive).
- 1945 Finally almost the whole world was combined against the evil-doers, who are now prostrate before us. — Winston Churchill, VE Day speech from House of Commons, May 8, 1945
- To be emotionally devastated.
- I told him you was prostrate with grief. — Mammy to Scarlett, Gone With the Wind.
- To become physically incapacitated from environmental exposure or debilitating disease.
- He was prostrate from the extreme heat.
Prostrate and prostate are often confused, in spelling if not in meaning.
- Second-person plural present tense of prostrare.
- Second-person plural imperative of prostrare.
- Feminine plural of prostrato.
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