Mofaz in the government doesn't obviate the enormous technical obstacles to an Israeli strike.
This is most obvious when expensive forms of trash are forced to backflip until they obviate their standard uses.
But that does not obviate the U.S. from its statutory obligation to cancel its $1.3 billion aid to the Egyptian military.
1590s, "to meet and do away with," from Late Latin obviatus, past participle of obviare "act contrary to, go against," from Latin obvius "that is in the way, that moves against" (see obvious). Related: Obviated; obviating.