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prostrate 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/ˈpräsˌtrāt/,
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Lying stretched out on the ground with one's face downward,
  1. Lying stretched out on the ground with one's face downward

  2. Completely overcome or helpless, esp. with illness, distress, or exhaustion
    • - his wife was prostrate with shock
  3. Growing along the ground

Verb
  1. Lay oneself flat on the ground face downward, esp. in reverence or submission
    • - she prostrated herself on the bare floor of the church
  2. (of distress, exhaustion, or illness) Reduce (someone) to extreme physical weakness
    • - she was prostrated by a migraine that she could scarcely get up the stairs

  1. flat: stretched out and lying at full length along the ground; "found himself lying flat on the floor"
  2. get into a prostrate position, as in submission
  3. prone: lying face downward
  4. render helpless or defenseless; "They prostrated the enemy"
  5. throw down flat, as on the ground; "She prostrated herself with frustration"
  6. (prostration) collapse: an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion; "the commander's prostration demoralized his men"
  7. Prostration is the placement of the body in a reverentially or submissively prone position. Major world religions employ prostration either as an act of submissiveness to God or gods, or as a means of embodying reverence for a noble person, persons or doctrine. ...
  8. (Prostration (Buddhism)) A prostration (Pali: panipāta, Skt.: namas-kara, Ch.: li-pai, Jp.: raihai) is a gesture used in Buddhist practice to show reverence to the Triple Gem (comprising the Buddha, his teachings, and the spiritual community) and other objects of veneration.
  9. To lie flat or facedown; to throw oneself down in submission (also figuratively); To cause to lie down, to flatten; (figuratively) to overcome or overpower; Lying flat, facedown; Emotionally devastated; Physically incapacitated from environmental exposure or debilitating disease
  10. (prostration) The act or condition of prostrating (lying flat) oneself, as a sign of humility; A part of the ordination of Catholic and Orthodox priests; Being laid face down (prone); The condition of being prostrated, as from heat; A reverential bow performed in Middle Eastern cultures
  11. (Prostrated) completely exhausted, wiped out, too weak to even speak, cannot get up, lying flat
  12. (Prostration) A reverential bow. A Full Prostration is performed by crossing oneself and touching the knees, hands and forehead to the ground. A Half or Waist Prostration is performed by crossing oneself and bending over and touching the right hand (fingers) to the ground. ...
  13. Lying on the surface of the soil.
  14. lying down flat, exhausted
  15. lying flat, prone, or supine; in a state of physical exhaustion or weakness.
  16. lying on or trailing over the ground
  17. means to collapse and be lying flat or to be overcome with exhaustion