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Prevented (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

averted

'prevented' is the definition.
(averting is a kind of preventing)

This is the entire clue.

(Other definitions for averted that I've seen before include "Prevented, warded off" , "Turned away; prevented" , "Turned away or warded off" , "Turned away (one's eyes)" , "avoided" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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