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prognosticate

[ prog-nos-ti-keyt ]
/ pr蓲g藞n蓲s t瑟藢ke瑟t /
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verb (used with object), prog路nos路ti路cat路ed, prog路nos路ti路cat路ing.
to forecast or predict (something future) from present indications or signs; prophesy.
to foretoken; presage: birds prognosticating spring.
verb (used without object), prog路nos路ti路cat路ed, prog路nos路ti路cat路ing.
to make a forecast; prophesy.
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Origin of prognosticate

1375鈥1425; late Middle English <Medieval Latin progn艒stic膩tus, past participle of progn艒stic膩re.See prognostic, -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for prognosticate

prognosticate
/ (pr蓲伞藞n蓲st瑟藢ke瑟t) /

verb
to foretell (future events) according to present signs or indications; prophesy
(tr) to foreshadow or portend

Derived forms of prognosticate

prognostication, nounprognosticative, adjectiveprognosticator, noun

Word Origin for prognosticate

C16: from Medieval Latin progn艒stic膩re to predict
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for prognosticate

prognosticate
[ pr艔g-n艔st沫-k膩t鈥 ]

v.
To predict according to present indications or signs; foretell.
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