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Definition of imprecation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

imprecation

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌɪmprɪˈkeɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪmprɪˈkeɪʃn//
 
(formal)
 
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a curse (= an offensive word that is used to express extreme anger) to mutter imprecations Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin imprecatio(n-), from imprecari ‘invoke (evil)’, from in- ‘towards’ + precari ‘pray’.
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