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  • it means anticipating the birth of the baby child

    November 8, 2012

  • It's like a cross between infanticide and anticipate.. maybe it should mean when you know about an infanticide in advance.

    June 21, 2009

  • Hmm. Well, that's one possible explanation, I suppose. But we still use participate, despite its resemblance to patricide.

    It does suggest a number of similar compound verbs, though, e.g.,

    exuberanticipate - to look forward to something with extraordinary gusto

    abundanticipate - to expect a bounteous feast

    malignanticipate - to look forward to the fruition of one's evil plots for world domination

    pennanticipate - to be confident that one's team will be victorious

    pendanticipate - to expect jewelry for one's anniversary

    dormanticipate - to look forward to one's nap

    croissanticipate - to look forward to one's breakfast

    maupassanticipate - to be expecting one's neighbor, the famous short story writer, to call

    elephanticipate - to warn of a stampede

    transplanticipate - to be on the waiting list for a kidney donor

    etc etc etc ad bloody nauseam..

    June 20, 2009

  • Adjective: Pregnant. Generally not used anymore, probably because it sounds so much like infanticide.

    June 20, 2009