Ob·vi·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Obviated p. pr. & vb. n. Obviating.]
1. To meet in the way. [Obs.]
Not to stir a step to obviate any of a different religion. --Fuller.
2. To anticipate; to prevent by interception; to remove from the way or path; to make unnecessary; as, to obviate the necessity of going.
To lay down everything in its full light, so as to obviate all exceptions. --Woodward.
adj : made impossible [syn: preclusive, obviating(a)]