- ADJ-GRADEDSomething that is avoidable can be prevented from happening.
More than a quarter of the avoidable deaths in the developing world are caused by TB...
The tragedy was entirely avoidable.
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avoidable — index needless, nonessential, unnecessary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 avoidable … Law dictionary
Avoidable — A*void a*ble, a. 1. Capable of being vacated; liable to be annulled or made invalid; voidable. [1913 Webster] The charters were not avoidable for the king s nonage. Hale. [1913 Webster] 2. Capable of being avoided, shunned, or escaped. [1913… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
avoidable — (adj.) 1630s, from AVOID (Cf. avoid) + ABLE (Cf. able). Related: Avoidably … Etymology dictionary
avoidable — [adj] preventable avertible, escapable, needless, stoppable, unnecessary; concept 121 Ant. inescapable, inevitable … New thesaurus
avoidable — a|void|a|ble [əˈvɔıdəbəl] adj something bad that is avoidable can be avoided or prevented ▪ an almost entirely avoidable cause of death ▪ Nearly 1,000 children die each year from accidents in the home which are avoidable … Dictionary of contemporary English
avoidable — a|void|a|ble [ ə vɔıdəbl ] adjective capable of being prevented: The tragedy is that the conflict was largely avoidable. avoidable costs/mistakes/errors … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
avoidable — UK [əˈvɔɪdəb(ə)l] / US adjective capable of being prevented The tragedy is that the conflict was largely avoidable. avoidable costs/mistakes/errors … English dictionary
avoidable — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ Most accidents are easily avoidable. ADVERB ▪ completely, entirely (esp. BrE), wholly ▪ eas … Collocations dictionary
avoidable — [əˈvɔɪdəb(ə)l] adj capable of being prevented Ant: unavoidable avoidable costs/mistakes/errors[/ex] … Dictionary for writing and speaking English
avoidable — avoid ► VERB 1) keep away or refrain from. 2) prevent from doing or happening. DERIVATIVES avoidable adjective avoidably adverb avoidance noun. ORIGIN Old French evuider clear out, get rid of … English terms dictionary