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repugn

[ ri-pyoon ]
/ rɪˈpyun /
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verb (used with object)
to oppose or refute.
verb (used without object)
Archaic. to resist.
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Origin of repugn

1325–75; Middle English repugnen<Middle French repugner<Latin repugnāre to resist, equivalent to re-re- + pugnāre to fight
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British Dictionary definitions for repugn

repugn
/ (rɪˈpjuːn) /

verb
archaic to oppose or conflict (with)

Word Origin for repugn

C14: from Old French repugner, from Latin repugnāre to fight against, from re- + pugnāre to fight
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