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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. rebutting; overthrowing; defeating; applied to Plato's refutative dialogues.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Overthrowing; defeating; -- applied to Plato's refutative dialogues.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Refuting; defeating: applied to certain dialogues of Plato.

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