Preventable
Preventable Pre*vent"a*ble, a. Capable of being prevented or hindered; as, preventable diseases. [1913 Webster]

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  • preventable — is the preferred spelling, not ible. See able, ible …   Modern English usage

  • preventable — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ADVERB ▪ entirely ▪ These injuries are entirely preventable. ▪ easily …   Collocations dictionary

  • preventable — [[t]prɪve̱ntəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ Preventable diseases, illnesses, or deaths could be stopped from occurring. Forty thousand children a day die from preventable diseases... Most common health upsets that spoil a holiday are easily preventable …   English dictionary

  • preventable — pre|vent|a|ble [ prı ventəbl ] adjective capable of being prevented: preventable accidents Strokes and heart disease are the main preventable causes of premature death …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • preventable — UK [prɪˈventəb(ə)l] / US adjective capable of being prevented preventable accidents Strokes and heart disease are the main preventable causes of premature death …   English dictionary

  • preventable — prevent ► VERB 1) keep from happening or arising. 2) stop (someone) from doing something. ● prevention is better than cure Cf. ↑prevention is better than cure DERIVATIVES preventable adjective prevention …   English terms dictionary

  • preventable — adjective capable of being prevented conscious of preventable human suffering A.L.Guerard • Ant: ↑unpreventable …   Useful english dictionary

  • preventable — adjective see prevent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • preventable — See preventability. * * * …   Universalium

  • preventable — adjective able to be or fit to be prevented …   Wiktionary

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