Translation of prone in Spanish:


Pronunciation /proʊn//prəʊn/


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    (liable, disposed)
    to be prone to sth/-ing/to + inf
    • the group most prone to heart attack el grupo más propenso / proclive a los infartos
    • she is prone to exaggeration/to making stupid remarks es propensa / tiene tendencia a exagerar/a decir estupideces
    • they were prone to believe anything you told them tenían tendencia a creerse todo lo que les decían
    • His job relates to interacting with the public and to make the area less prone to crime.
    • Some of the children became prone to violent outbursts, irritability, nightmares, and insomnia.
    • Generally, the link between adrenalin making people more prone to heart failure is not well established.
    • A man is sometimes very excitable and prone to anger for trivial reasons.
    • Indeed, some people are especially prone to error.
    • His mind, so prone to corruption, had been overtaken.
    • Areas prone to flooding will suffer terribly as sea levels rise over the next century.
    • In retrospect, it probably should not have been a surprise that volcanoes are prone to collapse.
    • Passive smoking affects non-smokers and makes them more prone to respiratory infections.
    • The back, neck, and wrists are the most prone to injury, Chan says.
    • The standard cables are fiber optic but are prone to damage by personnel.
    • She was usually silently stubborn but was on occasion prone to emotional outbursts.
    • Could people who inherit athletic ability also be somehow genetically prone to the disease?
    • Of the tasks involved in our cases, lymph node searches appear to be especially prone to scalpel injuries.
    • First, the rules as written currently are so vague that they are prone to abuse.
    • He is, however, also particularly prone to exaggeration, which may make others think of him as ridiculous.
    • The devices are meant to make voting easier, more efficient and less prone to error.
    • Field screens are prone to damage by pests and pathogens.
    • The skin can crack, becoming red and inflamed and leaving it prone to infection.
    • He was an objective conductor, not prone to exaggeration.
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    (face downward)
    (tendido) boca abajo
    (invariable adjective) decúbito prono formal
    • Valgus stress testing in the supine position or resisted knee flexion in the prone position may reproduce the pain.
    • No studies were found that evaluated appropriate interventions for patients placed in the prone position.
    • Rising from his prone position on the bed, he sat on the edge.
    • Riding boards in a prone position has been around probably longer than standup surfing.
    • Rod lay prone on the sandbar in the firelight, his back hurting him.
    • You find yourself lying prone on a cold and dusty floor made of stone.
    • I soon settled in for some rigorous study, busying myself with my alternately prone and prostrate experiments.
    • I was stunned and stayed in a prone position for a minute or so.
    • The recovery of hamstring muscle strength was poorer when subjects were in the prone position.
    • Pulmonary capillary wedge pressure was slightly lower in the prone position.
    • I turned to Jack, who was prone on the floor a few feet away.
    • Thin axial slices through the abdomen are obtained in supine and prone positions.
    • Two of the remaining 27 patients were never placed in the prone position.


  • 1

    boca abajo
    decúbito prono formal