or re·fut·a·to·ry

[ ri-fyoo-tuh-tiv or ri-fyoo-tuh-tawr-ee, ‐tohr-ee ]
/ rɪˈfyu tə tɪv or rɪˈfyu təˌtɔr i, ‐ˌtoʊr i /


tending to refute; pertaining to refutation: refutative evidence.


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Origin of refutative

First recorded in 1645–55; refutat(ion) + -ive

Words nearby refutative Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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