preventable

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

prevent +‎ -able

Adjective[edit]

preventable (comparative more preventable, superlative most preventable)

  1. Capable of being prevented.

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Noun[edit]

preventable (plural preventables)

  1. Something that can be prevented.
    • 2011, Leonard J. Marcus, ‎Barry C. Dorn, ‎Eric J. McNulty, Renegotiating Health Care: Resolving Conflict to Build Collaboration
      Nonetheless, we should all like to see fewer of these preventables in our ER and more of that money going to help keep these people safe and healthy.