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inevitable

[ in-ev-i-tuh-buhl ]
/ ɪnˈɛv ɪ tə bəl /
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adjective
unable to be avoided, evaded, or escaped; certain; fated: an inevitable conclusion.
sure to occur, happen, or come; unalterable: The inevitable end of human life is death.
noun
that which is unavoidable.
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Origin of inevitable

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English word from Latin word inēvītābilis; see in-3, evitable

OTHER WORDS FROM inevitable

in·ev·i·ta·bil·i·ty [in-ev-i-tuh-bil-i-tee] /ɪnˌɛv ɪ təˈbɪl ɪ ti/ in·ev·i·ta·ble·ness, nounin·ev·i·ta·bly, adverbqua·si-in·ev·i·ta·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for inevitable

inevitable
/ (ɪnˈɛvɪtəbəl) /

adjective
unavoidable
sure to happen; certain
noun
the inevitable something that is unavoidable

Derived forms of inevitable

inevitability or inevitableness, nouninevitably, adverb

Word Origin for inevitable

C15: from Latin inēvītābilis, from in- 1 + ēvītābilis, from ēvītāre to shun, from vītāre to avoid
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