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English definition of “prone”

prone

adjective (LYING DOWN)    /prəʊn/ US  /proʊn/ formal
lying on the front with the face down: The photograph showed a man lying prone on the pavement, a puddle of blood about his head.RecliningNot holding the body upright
(Definition of prone adjective (LYING DOWN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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