- adj. 俯卧的；拜倒的；降伏的；沮丧的
- vt. 使…屈服；将…弄倒；使…俯伏
- prostrate: see strata
- prostrate (adj.)
- mid-14c., "lying face-down" (in submission, worship, etc.), from Latin prostratus, past participle of prosternere "strew in front, throw down," from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + sternere "to spread out," from PIE root *stere- "to spread, extend, stretch out" (see structure (n.)). Figurative use from 1590s. General sense of "laid out, knocked flat" is from 1670s.
- prostrate (v.)
- early 15c., prostraten, "prostrate oneself," from prostrate (adj.). Related: Prostrated; prostrating.
- 1. Immediately after my father's death my stepmother was prostrate.
- 2. Percy was lying prostrate, his arms outstretched and his eyes closed.
- 3. I was prostrate with grief.
- 4. They fell prostrate in worship.
- 5. She was prostrate on the floor.
[ prostrate 造句 ]