HyperDic: prostration

English > 3 senses of the word prostration:
NOUNstateprostration, collapsean abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion
actprostrationabject submission
actprostrationthe act of assuming a prostrate position
prostration > pronunciation
Soundspraastrey'shahn
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English > prostration: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningAn abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion.
Example"the commander's prostration demoralized his men"
Synonymcollapse
NarroweralgidityProstration characterized by cold and clammy skin and low blood pressure
breakdown, crack-upA mental or physical breakdown
heatstroke, heat hyperpyrexiaCollapse caused by exposure to excessive heat
shock(pathology) bodily collapse or near collapse caused by inadequate oxygen delivery to the cells
Broaderillness, unwellness, malady, sicknessimpairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
Spanishcolapso
Catalancol·lapse
English > prostration: 3 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningabject submission; the emotional equivalent of prostrating your body.
Broadersubmission, complianceThe act of submitting
Verbsprostraterender helpless or defenseless
prostrateget into a prostrate position, as in submission / submission
English > prostration: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of assuming a prostrate position.
Broadermotion, movement, move, motilityA change of position that does not entail a change of location
Spanishpostración, prosternación
Catalanprosternació, prostració
Verbsprostratethrow down flat, as on the ground
prostrateget into a prostrate position, as in submission / submission

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