Lying at length, or with the body extended on the ground or other surface; stretched out; as, to sleep prostrate.
- To put or throw flat with the face down, as in submission or adoration: "He did not simply sit and meditate, he also knelt down, sometimes even prostrated himself” ( Iris Murdoch).
- To cause to lie flat: The wind prostrated the young trees.
- To reduce to extreme weakness or incapacitation; overcome: an illness that prostrated an entire family; a nation that was prostrated by years of civil war.
- Lying face down, as in submission or adoration.
- Lying flat or at full length.
- Reduced to extreme weakness or incapacitation; overcome.
- Botany Growing flat along the ground.