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. 2013.

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  • Preventable — Pre*vent a*ble, a. Capable of being prevented or hindered; as, preventable diseases. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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 medical error — As a general acceptance, a medical error occurs when a health care provider chose an inappropriate method of care or the health provider chose the right solution of care but carried it out incorrectly.In practice the term medical errors is often… …   Wikipedia

  • preventable — adjective see prevent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • preventable — See preventability. * * * …   Universalium

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