oppugner


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op·pugn

 (ə-pyo͞on′)
tr.v. op·pugned, op·pugn·ing, op·pugns
To oppose, contradict, or call into question.

[Middle English oppugnen, from Latin oppugnāre, to attack : ob-, against; see ob- + pugnāre, to fight with the fist; see peuk- in Indo-European roots.]

op·pugn′er n.
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