prostration

[ pro-strey-shuh n ]
/ prɒˈstreɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of prostrating.
the state of being prostrated.
extreme mental or emotional depression or dejection: nervous prostration.
extreme physical weakness or exhaustion: heat prostration.

Origin of prostration

1520–30; < Late Latin prōstrātiōn- (stem of prōstrātiō) a lying prone. See prostrate, -ion
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prostration
[ prŏ-strāshən ]

n.

Total exhaustion or weakness; collapse.
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