prostration
I noun abasement, bow, breakdown, cataclysm, collapse, consumption, debility, decay, decrepitude, defeat, dejection, demolition, depression, desolation, despair, despondency, destruction, distress, downfall, downthrow, enervation, exhaustion, extinction, extremity, faint, fall, fatigue, feebleness, genuflection, helplessness, horizontal ity, illness, impotence, kneeling, lassitude, loss of power, lowliness, misery, obeisance, overset, overthrow, overturn, ravage, recumbency, repose, rout, ruin, ruination, sickness, stupor, subjection, submission, suffering, surrender, swoon, tiredness, undoing, upset, vanquishment, waste, weakness, weariness, wrack, wreck, wretchedness II index impuissance

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  • prostration — Prostration …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • prostration — [ prɔstrasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1300 « prosternation »; lat. prostratio, de prostratus, p. p. de prosternere 1 ♦ Relig. Attitude liturgique qui consiste à s étendre entièrement sur le sol, face contre terre, après s être agenouillé. ⇒ prosternation. 2 ♦… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Prostration — is the placement of the body in a reverentially or submissively prone position. Major world religions employ prostration either as an act of submissiveness to God or gods, or as a means of embodying reverence for a noble person, persons or… …   Wikipedia

  • Prostration — Pros*tra tion, n. [L. prostratio: cf. F. prostration.] 1. The act of prostrating, throwing down, or laying fiat; as, the prostration of the body. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of falling down, or of bowing in humility or adoration; primarily, the act …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prostration — (n.) c.1400, action of prostrating oneself, from PROSTRATE (Cf. prostrate) + ION (Cf. ion). Meaning weakness, exhaustion, dejection is from 1650s …   Etymology dictionary

  • prostration — [präs trā′shən] n. [LL prostratio] 1. a prostrating or being prostrated 2. utter physical or mental exhaustion or helplessness …   English World dictionary

  • Prostration — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Prostration (homonymie). En médecine, la prostration est un état de faiblesse et de fatigue extrêmes qui se manifeste par l effondrement des fonctions musculaires du patient et par son immobilité. La prostration… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • prostration — /pro stray sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of prostrating. 2. the state of being prostrated. 3. extreme mental or emotional depression or dejection: nervous prostration. 4. extreme physical weakness or exhaustion: heat prostration. [1520 30; < LL… …   Universalium

  • PROSTRATION — s. f. Il signifie la même chose que Prosternation. Voyez ce mot. PROSTRATION, en termes de Médecine, Affaiblissement extrême, abattement. Cet accès fut suivi d une grande prostration de forces …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • Prostration — ◆ Pro|stra|ti|on auch: Prost|ra|ti|on 〈f. 20〉 1. 〈geh.〉 Kniefall 2. 〈Med.〉 Erschöpfung [<lat. prostratio „das Niederwerfen“; <pro „für“ + stratus, Part. Perf. von sternere „hinbreiten, hinstreuen“] ◆ Die Buchstabenfolge pro|st... kann in… …   Universal-Lexikon

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