verb (used with object), pros·trat·ed, pros·trat·ing.
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Origin of prostrate
OTHER WORDS FROM prostratepros·tra·tive [pros-truh-tiv], /ˈprɒs trə tɪv/, adjectivepros·tra·tor, nounun·pros·trat·ed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for prostrate
Prostrating myself on the examining table, I tried not to flinch as she zapped my scores of clogged pores.
Prostrating himself but once, and with scanty ceremony, he stood erect to deliver his tidings in frank bluff tones.Sarchedon|G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
Prostrating myself at his feet, I implored his pardon, and offered my turban-cloth to staunch the heavy spurts of blood.Autobiography of a YOGI|Paramhansa Yogananda
Prostrating himself on the ground, he asked the spirits name.A History of Chinese Literature|Herbert A. Giles