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verb [transitive] formal     obviate pronunciation in American English
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present tense
present participleobviating
past tenseobviated
past participleobviated
  1. to get rid of something such as a need or a problem

    The use of this equipment should obviate the problem.

    obviate the need/necessity for something:

    Increased profits do not obviate the need to reduce expenses.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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