verb (used with object)
Origin of avoid
Examples from the Web for avoidable
Adding guns to that often alcohol-fueled mix exponentially increases the potential for avoidable tragedy.Lone Star College Shooting Proves Handguns on Campus Is a Bad Idea|John Avlon|January 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The way doctors are paid is one reason why avoidable procedures persist.
Avoidable care is an issue the medical profession has been aware of for decades.
Herman Cain: An unconventional candidate and campaign in the middle of a classic, yet avoidable, crisis.
But already, evidence is beginning to point to what appears to be an avoidable tragedy.
She dared not risk letting Miss Keren see her tell-tale face, nor hear her voice in one avoidable word.Six Girls and the Tea Room|Marion Ames Taggart
Whether in art or in life I am no lover of an avoidable anticlimax.The Book of Susan|Lee Wilson Dodd
The happy event was not expected until the spring; but Enid said she longed to see her mother without an hour's avoidable delay.Mrs. Thompson|William Babington Maxwell
The avoidable decay of the smallest member is an injury to the whole.The English in the West Indies|James Anthony Froude
The evils of the soul are avoidable, but not all men possess the necessary firmness.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 4|Plotinos (Plotinus)