Synonyms for prostration

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Prostration may be great, according to the violence and duration of the attack.

Prostration of ourselves before God produces a calm and dispassionate frame of mind, and a sense of our accountability.

Prostration is the Eastern mode of signifying profound respect, complete submission.

Prostration following severe shock was what the doctor called it, but it looked to me more like a touch of brain fever.

Prostration rapidly increases until death puts an end to the patient's sufferings.

Prostration occurs much earlier and is usually much more marked in the latter.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "action of prostrating oneself," from Old French prostracion (14c.) or directly from Late Latin prostrationem (nominative prostratio), noun of action from past participle stem of prosternere (see prostrate (v.)); or else a native formation from prostrate (v.). Meaning "weakness, exhaustion, dejection" is from 1650s.

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