prone

prone
prone [prəun US proun] adj
[Date: 1400-1500; : Latin; Origin: pronus]
1.) likely to do something or suffer from something, especially something bad or harmful
prone to
Some plants are very prone to disease.
prone to do sth
Kids are all prone to eat junk food.
accident-prone/injury-prone etc
He's always been accident-prone.
2.) formal lying down with the front of your body facing down
His eyes shifted to the prone body on the floor.
>proneness n [U]
>prone adv
Jack lay prone on his bed.

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