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tr.v. pre·clud·ed, pre·clud·ing, pre·cludes
1. To make impossible, as by action taken in advance; prevent. See Synonyms at prevent.
2. To exclude or prevent (someone) from a given condition or activity: Modesty precludes me from accepting the honor.
[Latin praeclūdere : prae-, pre- + claudere, to close.]
pre·clu′sion (-klo͞o′zhən) n.
pre·clu′sive (-klo͞o′sĭv, -zĭv) adj.
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