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tr.v. prog·nos·ti·cat·ed, prog·nos·ti·cat·ing, prog·nos·ti·cates
1. To predict according to present indications or signs; foretell. See Synonyms at predict.
2. To foreshadow; portend: urban renewal that prognosticates a social and cultural renaissance.

[Middle English pronosticaten, from Medieval Latin prognōsticāre, prognōsticāt-, from Latin prognōsticum, sign of the future, from Greek prognōstikon, from neuter of prognōstikos, foreknowing; see prognostic.]

prog·nos′ti·ca′tion n.
prog·nos′ti·ca′tive adj.
prog·nos′ti·ca′tor n.
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Adj.1.prognosticative - of or relating to prediction; having value for making predictions
prophetic, prophetical - foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention; "prophetic writings"; "prophetic powers"; "words that proved prophetic"


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