from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Possible to avoid; avoidable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Possible to avoid, avertable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Avoidable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being shunned; avoidable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. capable of being avoided or warded off


Latin ēvītābilis, from ēvītāre, to shun : ex-, ex- + vītāre, to avoid.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin evitabilis ("avoidable"), from evitare ("to avoid"), from e ("out") + vitare ("to shun"). (Wiktionary)



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