Prostration

Definition of Prostration

Pros`tra´tion
n.1.The act of prostrating, throwing down, or laying fiat; as, the prostration of the body.
2.The act of falling down, or of bowing in humility or adoration; primarily, the act of falling on the face, but usually applied to kneeling or bowing in reverence and worship.
A greater prostration of reason than of body.
- Shak.
3.The condition of being prostrate; great depression; lowness; dejection; as, a postration of spirits.
4.(Med.) A latent, not an exhausted, state of the vital energies; great oppression of natural strength and vigor.

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