|part of speech:
||precluded, precludes, precluding
||to prevent from happening by means of prior action.
Her sharp words precluded any friendship between them.
- bar, block, foil, forestall, frustrate, hinder, obviate, prevent
- similar words:
- avert, debar, estop, exclude, hamper, impede, nip, restrain, rule out
||forbid, forestall, hinder, overrule, prohibit
||preclusive (adj.), preclusion (n.)