Definition of Prostration

1. Noun. An abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion. "The commander's prostration demoralized his men"

Exact synonyms: Collapse
Generic synonyms: Illness, Malady, Sickness, Unwellness
Specialized synonyms: Breakdown, Crack-up, Shock, Heat Hyperpyrexia, Heatstroke, Algidity
Derivative terms: Collapse, Collapse



2. Noun. Abject submission; the emotional equivalent of prostrating your body.
Generic synonyms: Compliance, Submission
Derivative terms: Prostrate, Prostrate

3. Noun. The act of assuming a prostrate position.
Generic synonyms: Motility, Motion, Move, Movement
Derivative terms: Prostrate, Prostrate

Definition of Prostration

1. n. The act of prostrating, throwing down, or laying fiat; as, the prostration of the body.

Definition of Prostration

1. Noun. The act or condition of prostrating (lying flat) oneself, as a sign of humility. ¹

2. Noun. A part of the ordination of Catholic and Orthodox priests. ¹

3. Noun. Being laid face down (prone). ¹

4. Noun. The condition of being prostrated, as from heat. ¹

5. Noun. A reverential bow performed in Middle Eastern cultures. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prostration

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prostration

prostomia
prostomial
prostomium
prostrate
prostrated
prostrately
prostrates
prostratin
prostrating
prostration (current term)
prostrations
prostyle
prostyles
prosuicide
prosumer
prosumers
prosurvival
prosy
prosyllogism
prosyllogisms
prosyllogistic
protactic
protactinium

Literary usage of Prostration

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1. Special Bulletin by New York (State). Dept. of Labor (1920)
"A. DEFINITION OF ACCIDENT The nature of an accident, with illustrative cases, has been presented in Bulletin 81, pages 48-50. Heat prostration, frost bite, ..."

2. A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine by George Bacon Wood (1866)
"The severer idiopathic fevers seem to escape this complication; for, though there is often great prostration in these diseases occurring in drunkards, ..."

3. Handbook of Therapy by Oliver Thomas Osborne, Morris Fishbein, Jerome Henry Salisbury (1915)
"HEAT prostration AND SUNSTROKE ... the skin becomes pale and clammy, great prostration ensues, the patient is restless, and may become unconscious. ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1880)
"ness, together .with the great prostration and exhaustion to which he finally succumbed, were chiefly, it' not solely, due to the same materia peccans, ..."

5. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"It frequently precedes or progresses into nervous prostration. The distinction between hysteria (qv) and neurasthenia is not always plain, ..."

6. The Reformation by George Park Fisher (1873)
"The reign of Louis XIV. effected the utter paralysis and prostration of the Catholic Reaction. The Popes prostration ..."

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