evitable

[ ev-i-tuh-buh l ]
/ ˈɛv ɪ tə bəl /

adjective

capable of being avoided; avoidable.

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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

evitable
/ (ˈɛvɪtəbəl) /

adjective

rare able to be avoided

Word Origin for evitable

C16: from Latin ēvītābilis, from ēvītāre, from vītāre to avoid
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