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debarring (See debar)


1 bar temporarily; from school, office, etc. [syn: suspend]
2 prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike" [syn: obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off]
3 prevent from entering; keep out; "He was barred from membership in the club" [syn: bar, exclude] [also: debarring, debarred]

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  1. present participle of debar
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