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maledict

[mal-i-dikt] /ˈmæl ɪ dɪkt/
adjective
1.
verb (used with object)
2.
to put a curse on.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; < Late Latin maledictus accursed, Latin: past participle of maledīcere to speak ill of, abuse, equivalent to male- male- + dīcere to say
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maledict

/ˈmælɪdɪkt/
verb
1.
(transitive) (literary) to utter a curse against
adjective
2.
(archaic) cursed or detestable
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