To obviate is defined as to make something unnecessary.(verb)
An example of to obviate is to eliminate the need for a surgery with a new treatment.
See obviate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
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transitive verb ob·vi·at·ed, ob·vi·at·ing, ob·vi·ates
Origin: Latin obviāre, obviāt-, to hinder
Origin: , from obvius, in the way; see obvious.
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