Dictionary.com

comminate

[ kom-uh-neyt ]
/ ˈkɒm əˌneɪt /
Save This Word!

verb (used with or without object), com·mi·nat·ed, com·mi·nat·ing.

to threaten with divine punishment or vengeance.
to curse; anathematize.

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Origin of comminate

First recorded in 1605–15; back formation from commination
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
Tired of Typos? Get Help Now!