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Definition of prostrate adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1lying on the ground and facing downward They fell prostrate in worship. He stumbled over Luke's prostrate body.
  2. 2prostrate (with something) so shocked, upset, etc. that you cannot do anything She was prostrate with grief after her son's death.
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