[p_ɹ_ə_s_t_ɹ_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n], [pɹəstɹˈe͡ɪʃən], [pɹəstɹˈe‍ɪʃən]

Definitions of prostration:

  1.   The act of throwing down or state of being thrown down; a falling down in worship; great depression; as, prostration of mind; exhaustion of the vital powers under disease; as, nervous prostration.
  2.   A latent, not an exhausted, state of the vital energies; great oppression of natural strength and vigor.
  3.   the act of assuming a prostrate position
  4.   The act of prostrating, throwing down, or laying fiat; as, the prostration of the body.
  5.   The condition of being prostrate; great depression; lowness; dejection; as, a postration of spirits.
  6.   Act of prostrating; complete loss of strength or courage.
  7.   A marked loss of strength, exhaustion.
  8.   The act of throwing down or laying flat; great depression or dejection; exhaustion; great dimination of the vital energies.
  9.   Act of throwing down or laying flat: act of falling down in adoration: dejection: complete loss of strength.
  10.   The act of throwing down or lying flat; the act of falling down or bowing in adoration; great depression; great loss of strength under disease.
  11.   a condition marked by dizziness and nausea and weakness caused by depletion of body fluids and electrolytes
  12.   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.
  13.   abject submission; the emotional equivalent of prostrating your body

Antonyms for prostration:

esprit, go, revitalization, get-up-and-go, vivaciousness, starch, rejuvenation, zip, dash, vivacity, potency, moxie, oomph, gusto, muscle, refreshment, drive, vigor, verve, vim, puissance, briskness, bean, power, bounce, vitality, gas, sap, sprightliness, snap, pep, hardihood, strength, might, punch, brio, vinegar, life, ginger, energy, spiritedness, dynamism, jauntiness, zing, juice, Rejuvenescence, liveliness.

Quotes for prostration:

  1. There comes a pause, for human strength will not endure to dance without cessation; and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration – Lewis Carroll
  2. Prostration is our natural position. A worm -like movement from a spot of sunlight to a spot of shade, and back, is the type of movement that is natural to men. – Wyndham Lewis

Usage examples for prostration:

  1. The same prostration and sensation followed each attack. ” – The Book of Were-Wolves by Sabine Baring-Gould
  2. “ For a while her tears fell hot and fast; then utter prostration left her limp, without movement, even without a tremor, a dead weight in his arms. ” – The Danger Mark by Robert W. Chambers
  3. Why, that is enough to give a girl nervous prostration to say nothing of a boy." ” – The High Calling by Charles M. Sheldon
  4. “ I haven't got nervous prostration – Turn About Eleanor by Ethel M. Kelley
  5. “ I believe that the shoes worn by young girls and young women now, are a great cause of nervous irritability, and, joined with other causes, may be a source of disease, " nervous prostration so called in after life. ” – The Education of American Girls by Anna Callender Brackett
  6. Even when the prostration was not so overpowering, the chances were that he would fall fast asleep, at dinner or at dessert, in the middle of a sentence. ” – Memoirs of James Robert Hope-Scott, Volume 2 by Robert Ornsby
  7. “ Alick demurred greatly, but the old man would not brook contradiction, and Rachel was very unwillingly despatched upon the mission on one of Alick's days of prostration at home. ” – The Clever Woman of the Family by Charlotte M. Yonge
  8. The process of working herself into nervous prostration through this constant, useless repetition was not slow. ” – As a Matter of Course by Annie Payson Call
  9. He was taken to his father's house, where, on recovering consciousness, he evinced extreme prostration with nausea, a fluttering pulse, and all the evidences of physical collapse. ” – William Hickling Prescott by Harry Thurston Peck
  10. “ I fell asleep, for I had now been a long time awake, and this, with the prostration of my strength from mental suffering, had at length deadened the nerve of pain; so that, despite all my misery, I fell asleep. ” – The Boy Tar by Mayne Reid
  11. In this state of prostration and disease, the indefatigable man undertook to write the 'Life of Edward Forbes'; and he did it, like everything he undertook, with admirable ability. ” – Character by Samuel Smiles
  12. In 1767 party spirit was rolling its mountain waves over Rhode Island so fearfully that it threatened the prostration of social order and civil law. ” – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
  13. Nature had been tried beyond the point of endurance, and reason was saved at the expense of physical prostration – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  14. He rose from his prostration on the floor and fairly flew to the girl's side, pushing her hand aside from the key she had almost turned, his whole manner expressing great agitation. ” – Dorothy on a Ranch by Evelyn Raymond
  15. “ There's a girl out there now suffering from nervous prostration – In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson
  16. One director has nervous prostration and another is too aged to attend meetings, but none have been elected in their places. ” – The Rise of Cotton Mills in the South by Broadus Mitchell
  17. When taken from the system by accident or the lancet, it is succeeded by great prostration of strength, and a derangement of all the functions of the body. ” – The American Reformed Cattle Doctor by George Dadd
  18. In this entire prostration of the nervous system, she forgot- if she had ever been conscious of the words that filled him with a tumult of painful feelings. ” – Mabel's Mistake by Ann S. Stephens
  19. Miss Brown confided to Esther that she was well on the way to " nervous prostration – The House of Toys by Henry Russell Miller
  20. Nature allows herself to be tried to the utmost before she permits nervous prostration – As a Matter of Course by Annie Payson Call

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