tr.v. a·bom·i·nat·ed, a·bom·i·nat·ing, a·bom·i·nates
To detest thoroughly; abhor.
[Latin abōminārī, abōmināt-, to deprecate as a bad omen : ab-, away; see AB-1 + ōmen, omen.]
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