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contested

[ kuhn-tes-tid ]
/ kənˈtɛs tɪd /
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adjective
battled; fought: Bates pulled off the win, 82–79, in a tightly contested matchup.
involving a disagreement or dispute:The waiting period for a contested divorce has been reduced to 12 months.
being fought over; in dispute: The contested land is located 30 kilometers south of the city.At times, the parties may not come to an agreement, or they may only agree on some of the contested issues.
involving more than one candidate:Congressional redistricting and a contested Senate seat led to a series of competitive Michigan primaries on Tuesday.
verb
the simple past tense and past participle of contest.
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OTHER WORDS FROM contested

un·con·test·ed, adjectiveun·con·test·ed·ly, adverbwell-con·test·ed, adjective
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