Preclusive

/prɪˈkluːsɪv/

Origin

1610–20; < Latin praeclūdere to shut off, close, equivalent to prae- pre- + -clūdere, combining form of claudere to shut, close (Source: dictionary.com)

Definitions of Preclusive

Preclusive

verb (used with object)

  1. to prevent the presence, existence, or occurrence of; make impossible:
  2. to exclude or debar from something:

dictionary.com

Preclusive

verb

  1. to exclude or debar
  2. to make impossible, esp beforehand

dictionary.com

Preclusive

adjective

  1. Preventing something from happening; restrictive.

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Preclusive

verb

  1. : to make impossible by necessary consequence : rule out in advance
  2. : close

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Example sentences for Preclusive

  1. True morality is hostile to that prudence only, which is preclusive of true morality.

Related words & Synonyms

forestall, eliminate, defensive, deterrent, precautionary, preventative, protective

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