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pre•clude



Pronunciation: (pri-klOOd'), [key]
v.t., -clud•ed, -clud•ing.
1. to prevent the presence, existence, or occurrence of; make impossible: The insufficiency of the evidence precludes a conviction.
2. to exclude or debar from something: His physical disability precludes an athletic career for him.

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