Prostrate

Definition of Prostrate

Pros´trate
a.1.Lying at length, or with the body extended on the ground or other surface; stretched out; as, to sleep prostrate.
Groveling and prostrate on yon lake of fire.
- Milton.
2.Lying at mercy, as a supplicant.
3.Lying in a humble, lowly, or suppliant posture.
Prostrate fall
Before him reverent, and there confess
Humbly our faults.
- Milton.
4.(Bot.) Trailing on the ground; procumbent.
v. t.1.To lay fiat; to throw down; to level; to fell; as, to prostrate the body; to prostrate trees or plants.
[imp. & p. p. Prostrated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Prostrating.]
2.to overthrow; to demolish; to destroy; to deprive of efficiency; to ruin; as, to prostrate a village; to prostrate a government; to prostrate law or justice.
3.To throw down, or cause to fall in humility or adoration; to cause to bow in humble reverence; used reflexively; as, he prostrated himself.
4.To cause to sink totally; to deprive of strength; to reduce; as, a person prostrated by fever.

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