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Noun: prostration  pró'strey-shun
  1. An abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion
    "the commander's prostration demoralized his men";
    - collapse
  2. Abject submission; the emotional equivalent of prostrating your body
  3. The act of assuming a prostrate position

Derived forms: prostrations

Type of: compliance, illness, malady, motility, motion, move, movement, sickness, submission, unwellness

Encyclopedia: Prostration