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Renders ineffective revolutionary seen holding gun (7)


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'renders ineffective' is the definition.
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'revolutionary seen holding gun' is the wordplay.
'revolutionary' is a reversal indicator.
'holding' indicates putting letters inside.
'gun' becomes 'gat' (gat is a kind of gun).
'seen' written backwards gives 'nees'.
'nees' going around 'gat' is 'NEGATES'.

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(Other definitions for negates that I've seen before include "Nullifies" , "Denies the truth of" , "Repudiates" , "Counteracts" , "Cancels" .)

I've seen this clue in The Hindu.
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