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putative

pu·ta·tive

putative

 
pronunciation:
pyu t tihv
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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.
derivation: putatively (adv.)
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The word putative contains the following part:
put, putat Latin root that means trim; count; reckon or suppose