obviator


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ob·vi·ate

 (ŏb′vē-āt′)
tr.v. ob·vi·at·ed, ob·vi·at·ing, ob·vi·ates
To keep from happening or render unnecessary. See Synonyms at prevent.

[Latin obviāre, obviāt-, to hinder, from obvius, in the way; see obvious.]

ob′vi·a′tion n.
ob′vi·a′tor n.

obviator

(ˈɒbvaɪˌeɪtɔː)
n
a person who obviates