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repugn

[ri-pyoon] /rɪˈpyun/
verb (used with object)
1.
to oppose or refute.
verb (used without object)
2.
Archaic. to resist.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English repugnen < Middle French repugner < Latin repugnāre to resist, equivalent to re- re- + pugnāre to fight
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repugn

/rɪˈpjuːn/
verb
1.
(archaic) to oppose or conflict (with)
Word Origin
C14: from Old French repugner, from Latin repugnāre to fight against, from re- + pugnāre to fight
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Word Origin and History for repugn
v.

late 14c., from Old French repugner, from Latin repugnare "fight against, resist" (see repugnant). Related: Repugned; repugning.

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