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 us   /proʊn/
  • prone adjective (LIKELY)

likely to do, get, or suffer from something: As a child, he was prone to ear infections. Carol’s kind of accident-prone (= seems to have a lot of accidents).
  • prone adjective (LYING DOWN)

[not gradable] lying on your chest, with your face looking down: The injured player was lifted into a cart and driven off the field in a prone position.
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