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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 im·pre·cate /ˈɪmprɪˌket/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·pre·cate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imprecated p. pr. & vb. n. Imprecating ]
 1. To call down by prayer, as something hurtful or calamitous.
    Imprecate the vengeance of Heaven on the guilty empire.   --Mickle.
 2. To invoke evil upon; to curse; to swear at.
 In vain we blast the ministers of Fate,
 And the forlorn physicians imprecate.   --Rochester.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: wish harm upon; invoke evil upon; "The bad witch cursed the
           child" [syn: curse, beshrew, damn, bedamn, anathemize,
            anathemise, maledict] [ant: bless]
      2: utter obscenities or profanities; "The drunken men were
         cursing loudly in the street" [syn: curse, cuss, blaspheme,