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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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However, Dr Ahmad Abdul Aziz Al Haddad this week told Saudi newspaper Al Eqtisadiya that players needed to meet strict conditions to perform the prostration of thanks and these include purity of the body, the coverage of their private parts and kneeling towards Makkah.
This is perhaps the most extreme dramatization of female prostration.
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Gochak prostration is of the body laying on the ground and with triple refuge mantra recitation.
Still, they were surprised when they opened the door of the gas station mini-mart to find riders suffering from heat prostration lying on the floors and propped up against the beverage coolers.
Oppenheim provides insightful discussions of the ways Victorian and Edwardian physicians understood nervous prostration among male and female sufferers as well as in children.
Add the newspaper's prostration before this demagogy.
Operating on rechargeable batteries and mains power, the mat lights up when placed in the direction of Makkah, a unifying path of prostration for millions of the Islamic faith around the world.
A disease known since antiquity, typhus has been described as follows: "A kind of continued fever, attended with great prostration of the nervous and vascular systems, with a tendency to putrefaction in the fluids and vitiation in the secretions; putrid fever.
Early on, there were deaths by heat prostration because water wasn't made available at remote reaches of the job site, even at times when temperatures climbed into the 130s.
Concerning the prostration of the nuns, while it is true that prostration is not the posture called for in the General Instruction (which is kneeling), unlike many tolerated abuses it has the virtue of being a genuine liturgical posture.