Imprecating
Imprecate Im"pre*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Imprecated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Imprecating}.] [L. imprecatus, p. p. of imprecari to imprecate; pref. im- in, on + precari to pray. See {Pray}.] 1. To call down by prayer, as something hurtful or calamitous. [1913 Webster]

Imprecate the vengeance of Heaven on the guilty empire. --Mickle. [1913 Webster]

2. To invoke evil upon; to curse; to swear at. [1913 Webster]

In vain we blast the ministers of Fate, And the forlorn physicians imprecate. --Rochester. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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