prostration

[pro-strey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of prostrating.
2.
the state of being prostrated.
3.
extreme mental or emotional depression or dejection: nervous prostration.
4.
extreme physical weakness or exhaustion: heat prostration.

Origin:
1520–30; < Late Latin prōstrātiōn- (stem of prōstrātiō) a lying prone. See prostrate, -ion

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prostrate
 
adj
1.  lying with the face downwards, as in submission
2.  exhausted physically or emotionally
3.  helpless or defenceless
4.  (of a plant) growing closely along the ground
 
vb
5.  to bow or cast (oneself) down, as in submission
6.  to lay or throw down flat, as on the ground
7.  to make helpless or defenceless
8.  to make exhausted
 
[C14: from Latin prōsternere to throw to the ground, from prō- before + sternere to lay low]
 
pros'tration
 
n

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prostration pros·tra·tion (prŏ-strā'shən)
n.
Total exhaustion or weakness; collapse.

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Example sentences
Symptoms include high fever, prostration, and weight loss.
One guardsman was treated and released at the hospital and another was admitted with heat prostration.
Alert staff to the signs, symptoms and consequences of heat prostration, heat stroke and heat cramps.
As well, heat within the pipe run may cause the worker to suffer heat prostration.
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