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avert
used in The Hot Zone

2 uses
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Definition
prevent from happening

or:

turn away or aside — often to turn your eyes away from something
  • She told herself that this research was being done to help find a cure for Ebola, that it was medical research that would help save human lives and might possibly avert a tragedy for the human species.
    p. 80.4
  • She averted her eyes and behaved respectfully around the monkeys, because she did not want a monkey to get a notion in its head to spit at her.
    p. 278.5

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