avoidable


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a·void

 (ə-void′)
tr.v. a·void·ed, a·void·ing, a·voids
1.
a. To stay clear of; go around or away from: swerve to avoid a pothole.
b. To take measures so as not to meet or see (someone): "He never let go of the idea that she lived out there in order to avoid him" (Elizabeth Benedict).
2. To prevent from happening: You can avoid illness with exercise and a balanced diet.
3.
a. To refrain from using, engaging in, or partaking of: avoid red meat; avoid risky behavior.
b. To refrain from (doing something): It was all we could do to avoid laughing at the remark.
4. Law To annul or make void; invalidate.
5. Obsolete To void or expel.

[Middle English avoiden, from Anglo-Norman avoider, to empty out, variant of Old French esvuidier : es-, out (from Latin ex-; see ex-) + vuidier, to empty (from voide, empty; see void).]

a·void′a·ble adj.
a·void′a·bly adv.
a·void′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.avoidable - capable of being avoided or warded offavoidable - capable of being avoided or warded off

avoidable

adjective
1. preventable, stoppable, avertible or avertable The tragedy was entirely avoidable.
preventable unstoppable, unpreventable
2. escapable, evadable Smoking is an avoidable cause of disease and death.
escapable necessary, inevitable, unavoidable, inescapable
Translations

avoidable

[əˈvɔɪdəbl] ADJevitable

avoidable

[əˈvɔɪdəbəl] adj [accident] → évitable

avoidable

adjvermeidbar; if it’s (at all) avoidablewenn es sich (irgend) vermeiden lässt

avoidable

[əˈvɔɪdəbl] adjevitabile
References in classic literature ?
It seems to be a construction scarcely avoidable, however, that those who come under the denomination of FREE INHABITANTS of a State, although not citizens of such State, are entitled, in every other State, to all the privileges of FREE CITIZENS of the latter; that is, to greater privileges than they may be entitled to in their own State: so that it may be in the power of a particular State, or rather every State is laid under a necessity, not only to confer the rights of citizenship in other States upon any whom it may admit to such rights within itself, but upon any whom it may allow to become inhabitants within its jurisdiction.
Caddy was quite transported by this reply of mine, being, I believe, as susceptible to the least kindness or encouragement as any tender heart that ever beat in this world; and after another turn or two round the garden, during which she put on an entirely new pair of gloves and made herself as resplendent as possible that she might do no avoidable discredit to the Master of Deportment, we went to Newman Street direct.
They aid our dealing and conversation as a railway aids travelling, by getting rid of all avoidable obstructions of the road and leaving nothing to be conquered but pure space.
LIVERPOOL has one of the highest rates of avoidable death in the country, with more than three people a day dying needlessly.
KARACHI -- Friends of Burns Centre, a group of concerned citizens working for sustainable functioning of Karachi's only facility for victims of burn injuries, has embarked upon a program to raise public awareness about prevention and first level management of largely avoidable mishaps.
Summary: Committed to eliminating avoidable blindness, charity to conduct 70,000 cataract surgeries in 2018
Avoidable deaths in hospital THE Medical Director will present a paper to Betsi Quality and Safety Committee 7th November: "Reducing Avoidable Mortality in BCUHB".
Among many others, I particularly credit Martin Bromiley, the airline pilot who lost his wife, Elaine, in a terrible and wholly avoidable tragedy.
The Department of Health (DOH) has encouraged all Filipinos to have their eyes checked in observance of 'Sight Saving Month,' which was aimed at supporting efforts to reduce the prevalence of avoidable blindness.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) says there were 7,981 recorded avoidable deaths in Wales in 2015.
The fact that we're all gearing up to live longer and basking in the prospect of not dying as soon as we'd thought leads us to ignore the fact that nearly a quarter of deaths are potentially avoidable.
6 billion on potentially avoidable hospitalizations for patients with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.