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Definition 1: the act of assuming a prostrate position - [noun denoting act]

(prostration is a kind of ...) a change of position that does not entail a change of location

"the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise" "movement is a sign of life" "an impatient move of his hand" "gastrointestinal motility"

Definition 2: abject submission; the emotional equivalent of prostrating your body - [noun denoting act]

(prostration is a kind of ...) the act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another

Definition 3: an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion - [noun denoting state]

Samples where prostration or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the commander's prostration demoralized his men

Synonyms for prostration in the sense of this definition

(prostration is a kind of ...) impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism

(... is a kind of prostration ) a mental or physical breakdown

(... is a kind of prostration ) (pathology) bodily collapse or near collapse caused by inadequate oxygen delivery to the cells; characterized by reduced cardiac output and rapid heartbeat and circulatory insufficiency and pallor

"loss of blood is an important cause of shock"

(... is a kind of prostration ) collapse caused by exposure to excessive heat

(... is a kind of prostration ) prostration characterized by cold and clammy skin and low blood pressure

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