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contradistinguish

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verb con·tra·dis·tin·guish \-ˈtiŋ-gwish\

Definition of contradistinguish

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to distinguish by contrasting qualities



1622

First Known Use of contradistinguish

1622


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