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prone

adjective uk   /prəʊn/ us    /proʊn/

prone adjective (TENDING)

be prone to sth/do sth C2 likely to suffer from an illness or show a particular negative characteristic: I've always been prone to headaches. He was prone to depression even as a teenager. She's prone to exaggerate, that's for sure.

prone adjective (LYING DOWN)

formal lying on the front with the face down: The photograph showed a man lying prone on the pavement, a puddle of blood about his head.
(Definition of prone adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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