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prognosticate

[prog-nos-ti-keyt] /prɒgˈnɒs tɪˌkeɪt/
verb (used with object), prognosticated, prognosticating.
1.
to forecast or predict (something future) from present indications or signs; prophesy.
2.
to foretoken; presage:
birds prognosticating spring.
verb (used without object), prognosticated, prognosticating.
3.
to make a forecast; prophesy.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin prognōsticātus, past participle of prognōsticāre. See prognostic, -ate1
Related forms
prognosticative, prognosticatory
[prog-nos-ti-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /prɒgˈnɒs tɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
prognosticator, noun
nonprognosticative, adjective
unprognosticated, adjective
unprognosticative, adjective
Synonyms
1. foretell, foresee, project.
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British Dictionary definitions for un prognosticative

prognosticate

/prɒɡˈnɒstɪˌkeɪt/
verb
1.
to foretell (future events) according to present signs or indications; prophesy
2.
(transitive) to foreshadow or portend
Derived Forms
prognostication, noun
prognosticative, adjective
prognosticator, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin prognōsticāre to predict
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Word Origin and History for un prognosticative

prognosticate

v.

early 15c., a back-formation from prognostication and also from Medieval Latin prognosticatus, past participle of prognosticare (see prognostication). Related: Prognosticated; prognosticating.

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un prognosticative in Medicine

prognosticate prog·nos·ti·cate (prŏg-nŏs'tĭ-kāt')
v. prog·nos·ti·cat·ed, prog·nos·ti·cat·ing, prog·nos·ti·cates
To predict according to present indications or signs; foretell.

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