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putative

pu·ta·tive

putative

 
 
pronunciation:
pyu t tihv
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition: widely thought to be such; reputed; supposed.
This putative cure for the disease was found to be ineffective after later study.
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derivation: putatively (adv.)
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