PROS'TRATE, adjective [Latin prostratus, from prosterno, to lay flat; pro and sterno.]
1. Lying at length, or with the body extended on the ground or other surface.
Groveling and prostrate on yon lake of fire.
2. Lying at mercy, as a supplicant.
3. Lying in the posture of humility of adoration.
PROS'TRATE, verb transitive To lay flat; to throw down; as, to prostrate the body; to prostrate trees or plants.
1. To throw down; to overthrow; to demolish; to ruin; as, to prostrate a village; to prostrate a government; to prostrate law or justice; to prostrate the honor of a nation.
2. To prostrate one's self, to throw one's self down or to fall in humility or adoration.
3. To bow in humble reverence.
4. To sink totally; to reduce; as, to prostrate strength.