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prostrate




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prostrate
     1. adj. Lying flat, face-down.
     2. adj. Emotionally devastated.
     3. adj. Physically incapacitated from environmental exposure or debilitating disease.
           He was prostrate from the extreme heat.
     4. adj. (botany) Trailing on the ground; procumbent.
     5. v. (often reflexive) To lie flat or facedown.
     6. v. To throw oneself down in submission (also figurative).
     7. v. To cause to lie down, to flatten; (figuratively) to overcome or overpower.

Example Sentences

You can't prostrate yourself before your king to demonstrate your loyalty, respect, and admiration? 
Those that still believe bow and prostrate at your great magnificence that outshines us all. 

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