Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- That can be prevented or hindered; capable of being prevented.
- adj. able to be or fit to be prevented
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Capable of being prevented or hindered.
- adj. capable of being prevented
- prevent + -able (Wiktionary)
“The School Access to Emergency Act addresses what I call "preventable hindsight.”
“DOBBS: In just a moment, I'll be talking with former Ambassador Peter Galbraith, an eyewitness to what he called a preventable disaster in Iraq.”
“The family of Zolpis read tearful victim impact statements in an Ottawa courtroom on Thursday morning, describing how tortured they felt over what they described as a preventable death.”
“The number one way these diseases are preventable is making the appropriate lifestyle choices.”
“For telephony at large, however, lousy audio quality, though easily preventable, is likely to be with us for a long time to come.”
“The rapid rise in preventable chronic diseases — such as obesity and heart disease — over the last 20 years is hurting U.S. economic productivity, escalating treatment costs and causing unnecessary suffering, a new report says.”
“It’s horrible but like I said before more people die in preventable car accidents so why is it we don’t care about them?”
“No, asserting that some fraction of those miscarriages are preventable, which is true.”
“You have what are called preventable deaths occurring.”
“They need to have those supplies to be able to take care of them, otherwise they will die needlessly, you know, what is called a preventable death.”
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