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PROSTRATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prostrate mean? 

PROSTRATE (adjective)
  The adjective PROSTRATE has 2 senses:

1. stretched out and lying at full length along the ground
2. lying face downward

  Familiarity information: PROSTRATE used as an adjective is rare.


PROSTRATE (verb)
  The verb PROSTRATE has 3 senses:

1. get into a prostrate position, as in submission
2. render helpless or defenseless
3. throw down flat, as on the ground

  Familiarity information: PROSTRATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROSTRATE (adjective)


Sense 1prostrate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stretched out and lying at full length along the ground

Synonyms:

prostrate; flat

Context example:

found himself lying flat on the floor

Similar:

unerect (not upright in position or posture)


Sense 2prostrate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lying face downward

Synonyms:

prone; prostrate

Similar:

unerect (not upright in position or posture)


PROSTRATE (verb)


Sense 1prostrate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Get into a prostrate position, as in submission

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

bow down; prostrate

Hypernyms (to "prostrate" is one way to...):

lie; lie down (assume a reclining position)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2prostrate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Render helpless or defenseless

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

They prostrated the enemy

Hypernyms (to "prostrate" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3prostrate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Throw down flat, as on the ground

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

She prostrated herself with frustration

Hypernyms (to "prostrate" is one way to...):

throw (project through the air)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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