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zachsgirl4eva commented on the word infanticipate
it means anticipating the birth of the baby child
November 8, 2012
wordlover42 commented on the word infanticipate
It's like a cross between infanticide and anticipate.. maybe it should mean when you know about an infanticide in advance.
June 21, 2009
sionnach commented on the word infanticipate
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
tbtabby commented on the word infanticipate
Adjective: Pregnant. Generally not used anymore, probably because it sounds so much like infanticide.
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