Prosthetic to Protest
(Pros*thet"ic) a. [Cf. Gr. disposed to add, put on.] Of or pertaining to prosthesis; prefixed,
as a letter or letters to a word.
(Pros*tib"u*lous) a. [L. prostibulum prostitute.] Of or pertaining to prostitutes or prostitution; meretricious.
(Pros"ti*tute) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prostituted ; p. pr. & vb. n. Prostituting.] [L. prostitutus,
p. p. of prostituere to prostitute; pro before, forth + statuere to put, place. See Statute.]
1. To offer, as a woman, to a lewd use; to give up to lewdness for hire. "Do not prostitute thy daughter."
Lev. xix. 29.
2. To devote to base or unworthy purposes; to give up to low or indiscriminate use; as, to prostitute talents; to
prostitute official powers. Milton.
(Pros"ti*tute), a. [L. prostitutus, p. p.] Openly given up to lewdness; devoted to base or
Made bold by want, and prostitute for bread.Prior
(Pros"ti*tute), n. [L. prostituta.]
1. A woman giver to indiscriminate lewdness; a strumpet; a harlot.
2. A base hireling; a mercenary; one who offers himself to infamous employments for hire.
No hireling she, no prostitute to praise.Pope.
(Pros`ti*tu"tion) n. [L. prostitutio: cf. F. prostitution.]
1. The act or practice of prostituting or offering the body to an indiscriminate intercourse with men; common
lewdness of a woman.
2. The act of setting one's self to sale, or of devoting to infamous purposes what is in one's power; as,
the prostitution of abilities; the prostitution of the press. "Mental prostitution." Byron.
(Pros"ti*tu`tor) n. [L.] One who prostitutes; one who submits himself, of or offers another, to
vile purposes. Bp. Hurd.
(||Pro*sto"mi*um) n.; pl. Prostomia [NL., fr. Gr. before + mouth.] (Zoöl.) That portion of
the head of an annelid situated in front of the mouth. Pro*sto"mi*al a.
(Pros"trate) a. [L. prostratus, p. p. of prosternere to prostrate; pro before, forward + sternere
to spread out, throw down. See Stratum.]
1. Lying at length, or with the body extended on the ground or other surface; stretched out; as, to sleep
Groveling and prostrate on yon lake of fire.Milton.
2. Lying at mercy, as a supplicant. Dryden.
3. Lying in a humble, lowly, or suppliant posture.
Before him reverent, and there confess
Humbly our faults.
4. (Bot.) Trailing on the ground; procumbent.