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evitable

[ ev-i-tuh-buhl ]
/ ˈɛv ɪ tə bəl /
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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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  • In 1909 there had been rumours of grave events; Count Ehrenthal had announced privately to some bankers that 'war was evitable.'

  • Once the concepts "elements" or "forces" have been accepted, the notion of interaction is an evitable, logical development.

  • Moments when the inharmonious becomes harmonious, the indiscreet discreet, the inefficient efficient, and the inevitable evitable.

British Dictionary definitions for evitable

evitable
/ (ˈɛvɪtəbəl) /

adjective

rare able to be avoided
C16: from Latin ēvītābilis, from ēvītāre, from vītāre to avoid
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