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Meaning of PRECLUDE

Pronunciation:  pri'klood

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  keep from happening or arising; have the effect of preventing; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"
  2. [v]  make impossible, esp. beforehand

PRECLUDE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: close out, forbid, foreclose, forestall, prevent, rule out
 See Also: avert, avoid, baffle, bilk, block, blockade, cross, debar, deflect, eliminate, embarrass, fend off, foil, frustrate, halt, head off, hinder, kibosh, make unnecessary, obstruct, obviate, obviate, queer, rid of, save, scotch, spoil, stave off, stop, stymie, stymy, thwart, ward off



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pre*clude"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Precluded}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Precluding}.] [L. praecludere, praeclusum; prae
before + claudere to shut. See {Close}, v.]
1. To put a barrier before; hence, to shut out; to hinder; to
   stop; to impede.

         The valves preclude the blood from entering the
         veins.                                --E. Darwin.

2. To shut out by anticipative action; to prevent or hinder
   by necessary consequence or implication; to deter action
   of, access to, employment of, etc.; to render ineffectual;
   to obviate by anticipation.

         This much will obviate and preclude the objections.

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