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prostrate

adjective (VERY TIRED)    /ˈprɒs.treɪt/ US  /ˈprɑː.streɪt/ (also prostrated)
having lost all strength or all determination because of an illness or an extremely bad experience: A woman, prostrate with grief, lay wailing on the ground.Tired and making tired
(Definition of prostrate adjective (VERY TIRED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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