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imprecate
v. curse, place a curse upon

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Curse
A curse (also called a jinx, hex or execration) is any expressed wish that some form of adversity or misfortune will befall or attach to some other entity—one or more persons, a place, or an object. In particular, "curse" may refer to a wish that harm or hurt will be inflicted by any supernatural powers, such as a spell, a prayer, an imprecation, an execration, magicwitchcraft,  God, a natural force, or a spirit. In many belief systems, the curse itself (or accompanying ritual) is considered to have some causative force in the result. To reverse or eliminate a curse is called removal or breaking, and is often believed to require equally elaborate rituals or prayers.

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WordNet 2.0 Dictionary

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Verb
1. wish harm upon; invoke evil upon; "The bad witch cursed the child"
(synonym) curse, beshrew, damn, bedamn, anathemize, anathemise, maledict
(hypernym) raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth
(derivation) imprecation, malediction
2. utter obscenities or profanities; "The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street"
(synonym) curse, cuss, blaspheme, swear
(hypernym) express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue to
(verb-group) blaspheme


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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Imprecating
(p. pr. & vb. n.)
of Imprecate
  

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About

Dizionario inglese-italiano 1.0.012

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IMPRECATING
IMPRECANDO. INVOCANDO. AUGURANDO. MALEDICENDO. BESTEMMIANDO


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