1. (v. t.) To call upon divine or supernatural power to send injury upon; to imprecate evil upon; to execrate.

2. (v. t.) To bring great evil upon; to be the cause of serious harm or unhappiness to; to furnish with that which will be a cause of deep trouble; to afflict or injure grievously; to harass or torment.

3. (v. i.) To utter imprecations or curses; to affirm or deny with imprecations; to swear.

4. (n.) An invocation of, or prayer for, harm or injury; malediction.

5. (v. t.) Evil pronounced or invoked upon another, solemnly, or in passion; subjection to, or sentence of, divine condemnation.

6. (n.) The cause of great harm, evil, or misfortune; that which brings evil or severe affliction; torment.

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