Prostrating
Prostrate 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. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. --Milman. [1913 Webster]

4. To cause to sink totally; to deprive of strength; to reduce; as, a person prostrated by fever. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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