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prostrate, prostate

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As a verb, to prostrate means "to throw oneself on the floor or lie facedown."

The word prostrate also serves as an adjective, as in he was prostrate with grief.

The prostate gland is a part of the anatomy of a male mammal that produces the fluid in semen.

Example: The ruler was ruthless and often ordered his subjects to prostrate themselves in his presence. As a result, they felt little sympathy for him when they learned of his prostate cancer.

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