[ dih-spyoo-tid ]
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  1. argued or debated about: Just when and where the religious practice of the “camp meeting” originated is a disputed question.

  2. argued against; called into question: He stood by his widely disputed claim that margarine is better for you than butter.

  1. quarreled or fought over; contested: As negotiations continue, the security situation in the disputed territories is tense and shows signs of escalating.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of dispute.

Origin of disputed

First recorded in 1605–15; dispute + -ed2 for the adjective senses; dispute + -ed1 for the verb sense

Other words from disputed

  • un·dis·put·ed, adjective
  • un·dis·put·ed·ly, adverb
  • well-dis·put·ed, adjective

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