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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pros·tra·tion /prɑˈstreʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pros·tra·tion /prɑˈstreʃən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pros·tra·tion n.
 1. The act of prostrating, throwing down, or laying fiat; as, the prostration of the body.
 2. The act of falling down, or of bowing in humility or adoration; primarily, the act of falling on the face, but usually applied to kneeling or bowing in reverence and worship.
    A greater prostration of reason than of body.   --Shak.
 3. The condition of being prostrate; great depression; lowness; dejection; as, a postration of spirits. “A sudden prostration of strength.”
 4. Med. A latent, not an exhausted, state of the vital energies; great oppression of natural strength and vigor.
 Note:Prostration, in its medical use, is analogous to the state of a spring lying under such a weight that it is incapable of action; while exhaustion is analogous to the state of a spring deprived of its elastic powers. The word, however, is often used to denote any great depression of the vital powers.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a condition marked by dizziness and nausea and weakness
           caused by depletion of body fluids and electrolytes
           [syn: heat exhaustion, heat prostration]
      2: abject submission; the emotional equivalent of prostrating
         your body
      3: the act of assuming a prostrate position