Skip to search.
Reference
Dictionary
Encyclopedia
Thesaurus
World Factbook

 
Search Dictionary:

Houghton Mifflin

ob·vi·ate  audio  (bv-t) KEY 

TRANSITIVE VERB:
ob·vi·at·ed, ob·vi·at·ing, ob·vi·ates
To anticipate and dispose of effectively; render unnecessary. See Synonyms at prevent.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin obvire, obvit-, to hinder, from obvius, in the way ; see obvious

OTHER FORMS:
obvi·ation(Noun), obvi·ator(Noun)


Visit our partner's site
Provided by Houghton Mifflin
logoeReference -- Download this interactive reference software to your desktop computer