- capable of being avoided; avoidable.
Origin of evitable
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Examples from the Web for evitable
Once the concepts "elements" or "forces" have been accepted, the notion of interaction is an evitable, logical development.Introduction to the Science of Sociology
Robert E. Park
In 1909 there had been rumours of grave events; Count Ehrenthal had announced privately to some bankers that 'war was evitable.'Ten Years Near the German Frontier
Maurice Francis Egan
- rare able to be avoided
C16: from Latin ēvītābilis, from ēvītāre, from vītāre to avoid
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Word Origin and History for evitable
c.1500, from Latin evitabilis "avoidable," from evitare (see inevitable).
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