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ex·e·crate

 (ĕk′sĭ-krāt′)
tr.v. ex·e·crat·ed, ex·e·crat·ing, ex·e·crates
1. To declare to be hateful or abhorrent; denounce.
2. To feel loathing for; abhor.
3. Archaic To invoke a curse on.

[Latin execrārī, execrāt- : ex-, ex- + sacrāre, to consecrate (from sacer, sacred; see sak- in Indo-European roots).]

ex′e·cra′tive, ex′e·cra·to′ry (-krə-tôr′ē) adj.
ex′e·cra′tor n.
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This analysis ignores the expressive function of the body's execratory influence, that is, of the information transmitted or expelled by the leaky body into a pneumatic atmosphere that connects all bodies.
At the end of the long 1914 sequence in the middle of the novel, the crosses disappear, which prepares the reader for the bombed-out execratory landscape of 1945 just ahead.