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averting

noun

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the act or practice of keeping something from happening
  • the averting of forest fires can be helped by the clearing of dry underbrush

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averting

verb
present participle of avert

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“Averting.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/averting. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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