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Impossible to refute or controvert; indisputable: irrefragable evidence.

[Late Latin irrefrāgābilis : Latin in-, not; see in-1 + Latin refrāgārī, to oppose, resist; see bhreg- in Indo-European roots.]

ir·ref′ra·ga·bil′i·ty n.
ir·ref′ra·ga·bly adv.
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not able to be denied or refuted; indisputable
[C16: from Late Latin irrefrāgābilis, from Latin ir- + refrāgārī to resist, thwart]
irˌrefragaˈbility, irˈrefragableness n
irˈrefragably adv
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(ɪˈrɛf rə gə bəl)

not to be disputed or contested.
[1525–35; < Late Latin irrefragābilis= Latin ir- ir-2 + refragā(rī) to oppose + -bilis -ble]
ir•ref′ra•ga•bly, adv.
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adj (form)unwiderlegbar
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