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prevent
used in Gifted Hands

4 uses
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Definition
to stop (something from happening)
  • VHL is associated with a preventable form of blindness.
    p. 179.7
  • Mother's third-grade education prevented her from reading most of the Bible passages, but her visitor didn't give up.
    p. 49.1
  • The immense stacks of steel had to be picked up in a certain way to prevent the bundles from swinging.
    p. 98.5
  • With the children's heads positioned to prevent them from sagging and causing undue pressure on the skulls after separation, we cut into the scalp and removed the bony tissue that held the two skulls, carefully preserving it so that we could use it later to reconstruct their skulls.
    p. 197.4

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