Meaning of “prostrate” in the English Dictionary

"prostrate" in British English

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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.


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

(Definition of “prostrate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"prostrate" in American English

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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)