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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Preclude  \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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  keep  from  happening  of  arising;  have  the  effect  of 
  preventing;  "My  sense  of  tact  forbids  an  honest  answer" 
  [syn:  {prevent},  {forestall},  {foreclose},  {forbid}] 
  2:  make  impossible,  esp.  beforehand  [syn:  {rule  out},  {close 

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