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  1. obviate

    • IPA[ˈɒbvɪeɪt]

    英式

    • v.
      remove (a need or difficulty);avoid or prevent (something undesirable)
    • verb: obviate, 3rd person present: obviates, gerund or present participle: obviating, past tense: obviated, past participle: obviated

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. remove (a need or difficulty) the presence of roller blinds obviated the need for curtains
    • avoid or prevent (something undesirable) a parachute can be used to obviate disaster
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    • IPA[ˈäbvēˌāt]

    美式

    • v.
      remove (a need or difficulty): the Venetian blinds obviated the need for curtains

    Oxford American Dictionary