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Related to confuting: refutation
tr.v. con·fut·ed, con·fut·ing, con·futes
1. To prove to be wrong or in error; refute decisively.
2. Obsolete To confound.
con·fu′ta·tive (kən-fyo͞o′tə-tĭv) adj.
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