Prostration - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |prɑːˈstreɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word prostration
Brit.  |prɒˈstreɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word prostration

noun

- an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion(syn: collapse)

the commander's prostration demoralized his men

- abject submission; the emotional equivalent of prostrating your body
- the act of assuming a prostrate position

Examples

...an outpatient suffering from fever, prostration, and nausea...

the commander's prostration demoralized his men

a person who is algid is marked by prostration and has cold clammy skin and low blood pressure

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