Prostate or prostrate?

prostate(gland) = gland in male mammals at the neck of the bladder; inflammation of this

  • He had a prostate operation last year
  • What are common prostate problems?
  • Enlarged prostate = Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy(BPH)

prostrate(adj) = lying stretched out on the ground, usually face downward eg. because exhausted, or to show submission, deep respect.

  • She was lying prostrate on the bed
  • They were prostrate from the heat
  • (verb) The man prostrated himself on the bare floor of the church
  • (noun) One of the runners collapsed and was carried off in a state of prostration.

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