- præclude (obsolete)
- (transitive) Remove the possibility of; rule out; prevent or exclude; to make impossible.
- It has been raining for days, but that doesn’t preclude the possibility that the skies will clear by this afternoon!
2013 August 9, Douglas Main, “Israel Outlaws Water Fluoridation”, livescience, accessed on 2013-09-30:
- Israel's decision to ban fluoridation follows a vote to preclude the practice in Portland, Ore., and Wichita, Kan. It was also recently overturned in Hamilton, the fourth most populous city in New Zealand.
- third-person singular present indicative of