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 for Refuting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  refute \re*fute"\ (r[-e]*f[=u]t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Refuted; p. pr. & vb. n. Refuting.] [F. r['e]futer, L.
     refuteare to repel, refute. Cf. Confute, Refuse to deny.]
     To disprove and overthrow by argument, evidence, or
     countervailing proof; to prove to be false or erroneous; to
     confute; as, to refute arguments; to refute testimony; to
     refute opinions or theories; to refute a disputant.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           There were so many witnesses in these two miracles that
           it is impossible to refute such multitudes. --Addison.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: To confute; disprove. See Confute.
          [1913 Webster]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  18 Moby Thesaurus words for "refuting":
     apologetic, confounding, confutative, confuting, contradictory,
     contrary, excusatory, excusing, extenuating, extenuative,
     justificatory, justifying, palliative, refutative, refutatory,
     rehabilitative, vindicative, vindicatory
  
  

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