What is Obviate?
Obviate definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
verb (used with object), obA.viA.atA.ed, obA.viA.atA.ing.
to anticipate and prevent or eliminate (difficulties, disadvantages, etc.) by effective measures; render unnecessary: to obviate the risk of serious injury.
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