confutation

noun
con·​fu·​ta·​tion | \ ˌkän-fyu̇-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce confutation (audio) , -fyü- \

Definition of confutation

1 : the act or process of confuting : refutation
2 : something (such as an argument or statement) that confutes

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confutative \ kən-​ˈfyü-​tə-​tiv How to pronounce confutative (audio) \ adjective

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he crafted an elegant confutation to the argument that animals do not feel pain

First Known Use of confutation

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of confutation was in the 15th century

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“Confutation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/confutation. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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