Negative Neg"a*tive (n[e^]g"[.a]*t[i^]v), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Negatived} (n[e^]g"[.a]*t[i^]vd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Negativing}.] 1. To prove unreal or untrue; to disprove. [1913 Webster]

The omission or infrequency of such recitals does not negative the existence of miracles. --Paley. [1913 Webster]

2. To reject by vote; to refuse to enact or sanction; as, the Senate negatived the bill. [1913 Webster]

3. To neutralize the force of; to counteract. [1913 Webster]

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