[im-pri-key-shuh n] /ˌɪm prɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
the act of ; cursing.
a curse; malediction.
the act of imprecating
a malediction; curse
mid-15c., “a curse, cursing,” from Latin imprecationem (nominative imprecatio), from past participle stem of imprecari “invoke, pray, call down upon,” from assimilated form of in- “into, in, within” (see in- (2)) + precari “to pray, ask, beg, request” (see pray). “Current limited sense is characteristic of human nature.” [Weekley]
[im-pri-keyt] /ˈɪm prɪˌkeɪt/ verb (used with object), imprecated, imprecating. 1. to invoke or call down (evil or curses), as upon a person. /ˈɪmprɪˌkeɪt/ verb 1. (intransitive) to swear, curse, or blaspheme 2. (transitive) to invoke or bring down (evil, a curse, etc): to imprecate disaster on the ship 3. (transitive) to put a curse on […]
[im-pli-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈɪm plɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ adjective 1. .
[im-pli-key-tiv, im-plik-uh-tiv] /ˈɪm plɪˌkeɪ tɪv, ɪmˈplɪk ə tɪv/ adjective 1. tending to or ; characterized by or involving .
[im-pli-key-shuh n] /ˌɪm plɪˈkeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. something or suggested as naturally to be inferred or understood: to resent an implication of dishonesty. 2. the act of : His implication of immediate changes surprised us. 3. the state of being implied: to know only by implication. 4. Logic. the relation that holds between two propositions, […]