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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.]
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a person who obviates
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