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"prostrate" in British English

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prostrateadjective

uk   /ˈprɒs.treɪt/  us   /ˈprɑː.streɪt/
  • prostrate adjective (VERY TIRED)

(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.

prostrateverb

uk   /prɒsˈtreɪt/  us   /ˈprɑː.streɪt/
prostrate yourself
to lie with the face down and arms stretched out, especially as a sign of respect or worship

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prostration
noun [C or U] uk   /prɒsˈtreɪ.ʃən/  us   /prɑːˈstreɪ.ʃən/
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prostrateadjective

 us   /ˈprɑs·treɪt/
lying flat with the face down: She lay there prostrate, exhausted after a long day's work.
(Definition of prostrate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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