meaning of preclude

1. To put a barrier before; hence, to shut out; to hinder; to stop; to impede.
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.
keep from happening or arising; have the effect of preventing; "My sense of tact forbids an honest ">answer"

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