tr.v. ne·gat·ed, ne·gat·ing, ne·gates
1. To make ineffective or invalid; nullify: a wage increase that was negated by inflation; a goal that was negated by an official's ruling.
2. To make negative: In German, sentences can be negated by using the word "nicht."
3. Computers To perform the machine logic operation NOT gate.
[Latin negāre, negāt-, to deny; see ne in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
ne·gator, ne·gater n.
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