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Definition of prostrate
lying stretched out on the ground with one’s face downward. [predic.] completely overcome or helpless, especially with illness, distress, or exhaustion:his wife was prostrate with shock Botany growing along the ground.
verb [with object]
) lay oneself flat on the ground face downward, especially in reverence or submission:she prostrated herself on the bare floor of the church
2(of distress, exhaustion, or illness) reduce (someone) to extreme physical weakness:she was prostrated by a migraine that she could scarcely get up the stairs