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English definition of “prostrate”

prostrate

verb     /prɒsˈtreɪt/ US  /ˈprɑː.streɪt/
prostrate yourself to lie with the face down and arms stretched out, especially as a sign of respect or worshipPhysical gestures of respectReligious practices prostration     /prɒsˈtreɪ.ʃən/ US  /prɑːˈstreɪ-/ noun [C or U] Religious practicesPhysical gestures of respect
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