Definition of prosternation in English:

prosternation

noun

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  • The action of prostrating or condition of being prostrated; prostration.

Origin

Late 15th century; earliest use found in Rule Minoresses. From post-classical Latin prosternation-, prosternatio prostration, throwing down, overthrow from prosternat-, past participial stem of prosternare + classical Latin -iō; compare -ation.

Pronunciation

prosternation

/ˌprɒstəˈneɪʃn/