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prostration

 [pros-tra´shun]
extreme exhaustion or lack of energy or power.
heat prostration heat exhaustion.

pros·tra·tion

(pros-trā'shŭn),
A marked loss of strength, as in exhaustion.
[L. pro-sterno, pp. -stratus, to strew before, overthrow]

prostration

/pros·tra·tion/ (pros-tra´shun) extreme exhaustion or lack of energy or power.
heat prostration  see under exhaustion.

prostration

(prŏ-strā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act of prostrating oneself.
b. The state of being prostrate.
2. Total exhaustion or weakness; collapse.

prostration

[prostrā′shən]
Etymology: L, prosternere, to throw down
1 a condition of extreme exhaustion and inability to exert oneself further, as in heat prostration or nervous prostration.
2 lying face down in front of something or someone to show reverence. prostrate, adj.

pros·tra·tion

(pros-trā'shŭn)
A marked loss of strength, as in exhaustion.
[L. pro-sterno, pp. -stratus, to strew before, overthrow]

prostration

extreme exhaustion, or lack of energy or power.

heat prostration
a condition caused by exposure to excessive heat. See also heat1 exhaustion.
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