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prostration

noun

1 prostration

An abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion:
— The commander's prostration demoralized his men.

synonym: collapse.

Roget 725: submission, yielding; nonresistance; obedience etc. 743.    surrender, cession, capitulation, resignation; backdown.    obeisance, homage, kneeling, ... show more

Roget 990: worship, adoration, devotion, aspiration, homage, service, humiliation; kneeling, genuflection, prostration.    prayer, invocation, supplication, rogation, ... show more

Roget 987: piety, religion, theism, faith; religiousness, holiness etc. adj.; saintship; religionism; sanctimony etc. (assumed piety) 988; ... show more

Roget 828: mental suffering, pain, dolor; suffering, sufferance; ache, smart etc. (physical pain) 378; passion.    displeasure, dissatisfaction, discomfort, ... show more

Roget 688: fatigue; weariness etc. 841; yawning, drowsiness etc. 683; lassitude, tiredness, fatigation, exhaustion; sweat; dyspnoea.    ... show more

Roget 158: impotence; inability, disability; disablement, impuissance, imbecility; incapacity, incapability; inaptitude, ineptitude, incompetence, unproductivity; indocility; invalidity, ... show more

Roget 308: lowering etc. v.; depression; dip etc. (concavity) 252; abasement; detrusion; reduction.    overthrow, overset, overturn; ... show more

Roget 886: servility; slavery etc. (subjection) 749; obsequiousness etc. adj.; subserviency; abasement; prostration, prosternation; genuflection ... show more

Roget 213: horizontality; flatness; level, plane; stratum etc. 204; dead level, dead flat; level plane.    recumbency, lying down etc. v.; ... show more

Roget 207: lowness etc. adj.; debasement, depression, prostration etc. (horizontal) 213; depression etc. (concave) 252.    molehill; ... show more

Roget 162: destruction; waste, dissolution, breaking up; diruption, disruption; consumption; disorganization.    fall, downfall, devastation, ruin, perdition, crash; ... show more

Roget 655: disease; illness, sickness etc. adj.; ailing &c.; all the ills that flesh is heir to" [Hamlet]; morbidity, morbosity; infirmity, ailment, indisposition; ... show more

Polish: kolaps, kollaps, zapaść



2 prostration

Abject submission; the emotional equivalent of prostrating your body.

3 prostration

The act of assuming a prostrate position.

Dutch: prosternatie


Moby thesaurus: accubation, accumbency, aching heart, adoration, adulation, adynamia, agony, agony of mind, anemia, anguish, apple-polishing, ass-kissing, atony, backscratching, bale, bend, bending the knee, bitterness, blah feeling, bleeding heart ... show more.

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