magic that attempts to control the universe through the mimicking of a desired event, as by stabbing an image of an enemy in an effort to destroy him or her or by performing a ritual dance imitative of the growth of food in an effort to secure an abundant supply; a branch of sympathetic magic based on the belief that similar actions produce similar results.
[im-i-tey-tiv] /ˈɪm ɪˌteɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. ; copying; given to . 2. of, relating to, or characterized by . 3. Biology. . 4. made in of something; counterfeit. 5. . /ˈɪmɪtətɪv/ adjective 1. imitating or tending to imitate or copy 2. characterized by imitation 3. copying or reproducing the features of an original, esp in […]
[im-i-teyt] /ˈɪm ɪˌteɪt/ verb (used with object), imitated, imitating. 1. to follow or endeavor to follow as a model or example: to imitate an author’s style; to imitate an older brother. 2. to mimic; impersonate: The students imitated the teacher behind her back. 3. to make a copy of; reproduce closely. 4. to have or […]
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replenisher, the father of Micaiah the prophet (2 Chr. 18:7,8).