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abominate

[ uh-bom-uh-neyt ]
/ 蓹藞b蓲m 蓹藢ne瑟t /
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verb (used with object), a路bom路i路nat路ed, a路bom路i路nat路ing.
to regard with intense aversion or loathing; abhor.
to dislike strongly.
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Origin of abominate

First recorded in 1840鈥50; from Latin ab艒min膩tus 鈥渓oathed,鈥 past participle of ab艒min膩r墨.See abominable, -ate1

synonym study for abominate

1. See hate.

OTHER WORDS FROM abominate

a路bom路i路na路tor, nounself-a路bom路i路nat路ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for abominate

abominate
/ (蓹藞b蓲m瑟藢ne瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to dislike intensely; loathe; detest

Derived forms of abominate

abominator, noun

Word Origin for abominate

C17: from the past participle of Latin ab艒min膩r墨 to regard as an ill omen, from ab- away from + 艒min-, from omen
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