obviating obviating  /ˈɑb vi ˌeɪ tɪŋ/


  • (adj) made impossible


  • In the future, they'll scan relevant databases to pluck out the information you need, obviating the step where you poke through thousands of links trying to find some useful ones.


  1. "The new arrangement will bring all the existing bilateral air services agreements between EU member states and India in line with the European Commission law at one go, thereby obviating any threat of legal challenge," Finance Minister P...
    on Oct 30, 2008 By: P Chidambaram Source: Press Trust of India

  2. "It is important that mature and dependable nuclear powers like Russia and the United States make available to all countries both nuclear fuel and reprocessing of used nuclear materials in a secure and internationally supervised manner, obviating...
    on Feb 21, 2007 By: Tom Lantos Source: ForexTV.com

  3. "There's a lot of kerfuffle in the United States about what happens to captured terrorists when they enter the American legal system. The Obama administration, to some extent, is obviating that problem by assassinating them more frequently than the...
    on Mar 5, 2010 By: Robert Kagan Source: U.S. News & World Report (blog)

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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /