prostrate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “prostrate” in the English Dictionary

"prostrate" in British English

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prostrateadjective

uk   /ˈprɒs.treɪt/  us   /ˈprɑː.streɪt/

prostrate adjective (LYING)

lying with the ​face down and ​armsstretched out, ​especially as a ​sign of ​respect or ​worship

prostrate adjective (VERY TIRED)

(also prostrated) having ​lost all ​strength or all ​determination because of an ​illness or an ​extremelybadexperience: A woman, prostrate with ​grief, ​laywailing on the ​ground.

prostrateverb

uk   /prɒsˈtreɪt/  us   /ˈprɑː.streɪt/
prostrate yourself to ​lie with the ​face down and ​armsstretched out, ​especially as a ​sign of ​respect or ​worship
prostration
noun [C or U] uk   /prɒsˈtreɪ.ʃən/  us   /prɑːˈstreɪ-/
(Definition of prostrate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"prostrate" in American English

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prostrateadjective

 us   /ˈprɑs·treɪt/
lyingflat 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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