prostration


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pros·tra·tion

 (prŏ-strā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act of prostrating oneself.
b. The state of being prostrate.
2. Total exhaustion or weakness; collapse.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prostration - an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustionprostration - an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion; "the commander's prostration demoralized his men"
illness, sickness, unwellness, malady - impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
crack-up, breakdown - a mental or physical breakdown
shock - (pathology) bodily collapse or near collapse caused by inadequate oxygen delivery to the cells; characterized by reduced cardiac output and rapid heartbeat and circulatory insufficiency and pallor; "loss of blood is an important cause of shock"
heat hyperpyrexia, heatstroke - collapse caused by exposure to excessive heat
algidity - prostration characterized by cold and clammy skin and low blood pressure
2.prostration - abject submission; the emotional equivalent of prostrating your body
submission, compliance - the act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another
3.prostration - the act of assuming a prostrate position
movement, motility, motion, move - a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
Translations
سُجود، ذُل، إنْبِطاح
zhroucení
det at kaste sig i støvetudmattelse
megalázkodás
örmögnun
bitkinlikyerlere kapanma

prostration

[prɒsˈtreɪʃən] Npostración f (fig) → postración f, abatimiento m

prostration

n (lit)Fußfall m; (fig: = exhaustion) → Erschöpfung f

prostration

[prɒsˈtreɪʃn] n (Med) (exhaustion) → spossatezza

prostrate

(ˈprostreit) adjective
1. lying flat, especially face downwards.
2. completely exhausted or overwhelmed. prostrate with grief.
(prəˈstreit) verb
1. to throw (oneself) flat on the floor, especially in respect or reverence. They prostrated themselves before the emperor.
2. to exhaust or overwhelm. prostrated by the long journey.
proˈstration noun

pros·tra·tion

n. postración, debilidad, abatimiento.
References in classic literature ?
It would give me nervous prostration. I'll never step on the Martha again, unless it is to take charge of her.
But this intensity of his physical prostration did but so much the more abbreviate it.
If she rallied from her present prostration, Miss Garth should be at once informed of the improvement.
"Thanks, thanks," said Monte Cristo, judging from the steward's utter prostration that he could not stretch the cord further without danger of breaking it.
The next mention, some days hence, will be to the effect that he is suffering from nervous prostration and has been given a vacation by his grateful flock.
Fouquet alone, but even La Valliere herself; from fury he subsided into despair, and from despair to prostration. After he had thrown himself for a few minutes to and fro convulsively on his bed, his nerveless arms fell quietly down; his head lay languidly on his pillow; his limbs, exhausted with excessive emotion, still trembled occasionally, agitated by muscular contractions; while from his breast faint and infrequent sighs still issued.
But it all ended as such a strain must, in the sort of break which was not yet known as nervous prostration. When I could not sleep after my studies, and the sick headaches came oftener, and then days and weeks of hypochondriacal misery, it was apparent I was not well; but that was not the day of anxiety for such things, and if it was thought best that I should leave work and study for a while, it was not with the notion that the case was at all serious, or needed an uninterrupted cure.
As he passed along, the crowd made lowly prostration before the Image.
Yes, there was a sort of refuge which always comes with the prostration of thought under an overpowering passion: it was that expectation of impossibilities, that belief in contradictory images, which is still distinct from madness, because it is capable of being dissipated by the external fact.
They made a halt at seven o'clock, the young woman being still in a state of complete prostration. The guide made her drink a little brandy and water, but the drowsiness which stupefied her could not yet be shaken off.
During this prostration of mind and strength, the purse of the Comte de Guiche was getting full again, and when once filled, overflowed into that of De Manicamp, who bought new clothes, dressed himself again, and recommenced the same life he had followed before.
It's all humbug, his talking about economy, when every one knows that business in America has completely recovered, that the prostration is all over, and that immense fortunes are being made.