- 1Remove (a need or difficulty): the presence of roller blinds obviated the need for curtainsMore example sentences
- The vast majority of adenomas can be removed at colonoscopy, obviating the need for surgery.
- This capability has major logistic advantages in obviating the need to carry other fuels to battle.
- And there are a number of cases that appear to obviate the need for a specifically partisan approach.
- 1.1Avoid or prevent (something undesirable): a parachute can be used to obviate disasterMore example sentences
- By permitting the use of suffer materials, it may obviate the problem of undesired sticking of particulates.
- This incredible pillow-based innovation permits grandkids to obviate unpleasant grandma kisses and avoid exposure to toxic grandpa odors.
- Our study obviates that criticism, because the antibodies we used are directed toward CXCL12 rather than to CXCR4-bearing NSCLC cells.
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- In the one there was much talk of the unconscious, of metaphor and metonymy, contradictions, resolutions, transformations and obviations.
- This occurs indirectly (and hence in a viable form) through a series of metaphoric obviations.
- This dual status of obviation has led Foley and Van Valin to take it as ‘an interesting transition point between gender systems and… switch-reference systems'.
late 16th century: from late Latin obviat- 'prevented', from the verb obviare, based on Latin via 'way'.