Origin of prostration
Examples from the Web for prostration
Prostration following severe shock was what the doctor called it, but it looked to me more like a touch of brain fever.The Tidal Wave and Other Stories|Ethel May Dell
Prostration may be great, according to the violence and duration of the attack.Dietetics for Nurses|Fairfax T. Proudfit
Prostration occurs much earlier and is usually much more marked in the latter.
Prostration is the Eastern mode of signifying profound respect, complete submission.Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Literature|Ontario Ministry of Education
Prostration rapidly increases until death puts an end to the patient's sufferings.
c.1400, "action of prostrating oneself," from Old French prostracion (14c.) or directly from Late Latin prostrationem (nominative prostratio), noun of action from past participle stem of prosternere (see prostrate (v.)); or else a native formation from prostrate (v.). Meaning "weakness, exhaustion, dejection" is from 1650s.