Prognosticating
Prognosticate Prog*nos"ti*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prognosticated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prognosticating}.] [See {Prognostic}.] To indicate as future; to foretell from signs or symptoms; to prophesy; to foreshow; to predict; as, to prognosticate evil. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

I neither will nor can prognosticate To the young gaping heir his father's fate. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To foreshow; foretoken; betoken; forebode; presage; predict; prophesy. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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