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- præclude (obsolete)
- (transitive) Remove the possibility of; rule out; prevent or exclude; to make impossible.
- It has been raining for days, but that doesn’t preclude the possibility that the skies will clear by this afternoon!
- 2013 August 9, Douglas Main, “Israel Outlaws Water Fluoridation”, in livescience, retrieved 2013-09-30:
- Israel's decision to ban fluoridation follows a vote to preclude the practice in Portland, Ore., and Wichita, Kan. It was also recently overturned in Hamilton, the fourth most populous city in New Zealand.
- Rhymes: -ude