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preventable (adj.)

"that can be prevented or hindered," 1630s, from prevent + -able. Related: Preventability.

updated on October 30, 2020

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Definitions of preventable from WordNet

preventable (adj.)
capable of being prevented; "conscious of preventable human suffering"- A.L.Guerard;
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