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  Definition of forestall
  1. keep from happening or arising; have the effect of preventing; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"
  2. act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
Similar Words: prevent, foreclose, preclude, forbid, anticipate, foresee, counter

 

Hyponyms: save, make unnecessary, debar, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off, obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass, thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk, stop, halt, kibosh

 

Derivational Morphology: obviation, forestalling, preclusion, anticipator, anticipant

 

 
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