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Noun: forestalling  ,for'sto-ling
  1. The act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively
    - obviation, preclusion
Verb: forestall  for'stol
  1. Keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    "Your role in the projects forestalls your involvement in the competitive project";
    - prevent, foreclose, preclude, forbid
  2. Act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
    - anticipate, foresee, counter

Derived forms: forestallings

Type of: act, bar, move, prevention

Encyclopedia: Forestalling