refel

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin refellere, from re- + fallere (to deceive).

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refel (third-person singular simple present refels, present participle refelling, simple past and past participle refelled)

  1. (obsolete) To refute, disprove (an argument); to confute (someone).
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, I.iii.3:
      Averroes scoffs at Galen for his reasons, and brings five arguments to refel them: so doth Hercules de Saxonia [...].

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