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prone

  

      adj  
1    lying flat or face downwards; prostrate  
2    sloping or tending downwards  
3    having an inclination to do something  
     (C14: from Latin pronus bent forward, from pro-1)  
  pronely      adv  
  proneness      n  


-prone  
      adj combining form   liable or disposed to suffer  
accident-prone     
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prone

  
1    face down, flat, horizontal, lying down, procumbent, prostrate, recumbent, supine  
2    apt, bent, disposed, given, inclined, liable, likely, predisposed, subject, susceptible, tending  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    erect, face up, perpendicular, supine, upright, vertical  
2    averse, disinclined, indisposed, not likely, unlikely  

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-prone, Procne, pron, pyrone

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n.
Wood where the log is first quartered lengthways, resulting in wedges with right angles in the centre of the log. Less prone to shrinkage and is more stable. Used in barrel-making.
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