prone

prone
adj.
VERBS
be, seem
become
leave sb/sth, make sb/sth

Sun removes the oil and wax, leaving the leather prone to cracking.

ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
especially, highly, particularly
increasingly
notoriously

The road is notoriously prone to fog.

genetically

people who are genetically prone to putting on weight

PREPOSITION
to

She seems very prone to chest infections.

Prone is used with these nouns: ↑position

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  • 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 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Prone — Prone, a. [L. pronus, akin to Gr. ?, ?, Skr. pravana sloping, inclined, and also to L. pro forward, for. See {Pro }.] [1913 Webster] 1. Bending forward; inclined; not erect. [1913 Webster] Towards him they bend With awful reverence prone. Milton …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • prone — 1 subject, exposed, open, iiable, susceptible, sensitive Analogous words: inclined, predisposed, disposed (see INCLINE vb): addicted, habituated, accustomed (see HABITUATE) 2 Prone, supine, prostrate, recumbent, couchant, dormant are comparable… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • prone´ly — prone «prohn», adjective. 1. inclined; liable: »We are prone to think evil of people we don t like. SYNONYM(S): disposed, apt. 2. lying face down: »to be prone on a bed. 3. lying flat: » …   Useful english dictionary

  • prone — [prōn] adj. [ME < L pronus < pro, before: see PRO 1] 1. lying or leaning face downward 2. lying flat or prostrate; in a horizontal position 3. having a natural bent; disposed or inclined (to) [prone to error] 4. groveling; abject …   English World dictionary

  • prone — prone; prone·ly; prone·ness; …   English syllables

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