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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Neg·a·tive v. t. [imp. & p. p. Negatived p. pr. & vb. n. Negativing.]
 1. To prove unreal or untrue; to disprove.
    The omission or infrequency of such recitals does not negative the existence of miracles.   --Paley.
 2. To reject by vote; to refuse to enact or sanction; as, the Senate negatived the bill.
 3. To neutralize the force of; to counteract.