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preclude

  

      vb   tr  
1    to exclude or debar  
2    to make impossible, esp. beforehand  
     (C17: from Latin praecludere to shut up, from prae in front, before + claudere to close)  
  precludable      adj  
  preclusion      n  
  preclusive      adj  
  preclusively      adv  
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preclude

  
  
check, debar, exclude, forestall, hinder, inhibit, make impossible, make impracticable, obviate, prevent, prohibit, put a stop to, restrain, rule out, stop  

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