Erect and Prone


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Erect adjective – Upright in position or posture.
Usage example: erect flower stalks

Prone is an antonym for erect in topics: upright, straight up.
Nearby Words: erection, erected, erecting, erectile, erector
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Prone adjective – Lying with the face downwards.
Usage example: quickly subdue the suspect and get him into a prone position

Erect is an antonym for prone in face down topic.
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man erect man prone man
state erect state prone state
member erect member prone member
position erect position prone position
Other nouns: body.
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Prone or Erect. 2016. Accessed November 30, 2020.

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