Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • That cannot be prevented.

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  • adjective Not preventable.

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  • adjective not preventable

Etymologies

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un- +‎ preventable

Examples

  • Pathologist Sebastian Lucas described her death as "unpreventable".

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  • I didn't actually see anyone on this thread say "unpreventable".

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  • Pathologist Sebastian Lucas said the condition that killed her in Oxford last October - amniotic fluid embolism - was "unpreventable".

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  • He told Oxford Coroner's Court that the condition could be survived, but was "unpreventable".

    Eye on Britain

  • It was for the best, anyway; during these hours the Command Center was all a buzz with promotion-hungry officers and gung-ho Sergeant Majors, all of whom were hellbent on somehow preventing the unpreventable.

    Daniel Dowd: Mortar Hour

  • It was for the best, anyway; during these hours the Command Center was all a buzz with promotion-hungry officers and gung-ho Sergeant Majors, all of whom were hellbent on somehow preventing the unpreventable.

    Daniel Dowd: Mortar Hour

  • The more we spend on treating preventable illnesses, the less there is for the unpreventable conditions that confront many of our citizens with severe challenges throughout their lives.

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  • Many people believe disasters are unrelated, unpredictable and unpreventable.

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  • Massey Energy Co.'s yearlong investigation into the mine explosion that killed 29 of its workers concluded the blast was fueled by an unpreventable surge of natural gas and not coal dust, contradicting the findings of federal regulators and an independent investigation.

    Massey Weighs In on Blast

  • Massey Energy's probe said an unpreventable surge of natural gas fueled last year's deadly mine blast.

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