[ev-i-tuh-buh l]

Origin of evitable

From the Latin word ēvītābilis, dating back to 1495–1505. See evite, -able
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British Dictionary definitions for evitable


  1. rare able to be avoided

Word Origin for evitable

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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