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

 pros·trate /ˈprɑˌstret/

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

 pros·trate /ˈprɑsˌtret/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pros·trate a.
 1. Lying at length, or with the body extended on the ground or other surface; stretched out; as, to sleep prostrate.
    Groveling and prostrate on yon lake of fire.   --Milton.
 2. Lying at mercy, as a supplicant.
 3. Lying in a humble, lowly, or suppliant posture.
 Prostrate fall
 Before him reverent, and there confess
 Humbly our faults.   --Milton.
 4. Bot. Trailing on the ground; procumbent.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pros·trate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prostrated p. pr. & vb. n. Prostrating.]
 1. To lay fiat; to throw down; to level; to fell; as, to prostrate the body; to prostrate trees or plants.
 2. to overthrow; to demolish; to destroy; to deprive of efficiency; to ruin; as, to prostrate a village; to prostrate a government; to prostrate law or justice.
 3. To throw down, or cause to fall in humility or adoration; to cause to bow in humble reverence; used reflexively; as, he prostrated himself.
 4. To cause to sink totally; to deprive of strength; to reduce; as, a person prostrated by fever.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: stretched out and lying at full length along the ground;
             "found himself lying flat on the floor" [syn: flat]
      2: lying face downward [syn: prone]
      v 1: get into a prostrate position, as in submission [syn: bow
      2: render helpless or defenseless; "They prostrated the enemy"
      3: throw down flat, as on the ground; "She prostrated herself
         with frustration"