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  Definition of obviate
  1. prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let''s avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"
  2. do away with
Similar Words: debar, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off, rid of, eliminate

 

Hyponyms: preclude, rule out, close out

 

Derivational Morphology: obviation, forestalling, preclusion

 

 
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