Definition of Preventable

1. Adjective. Capable of being prevented. "Conscious of preventable human suffering"

Antonyms: Unpreventable



Definition of Preventable

1. a. Capable of being prevented or hindered; as, preventable diseases.

Definition of Preventable

1. Adjective. able to be or fit to be prevented ¹

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Definition of Preventable

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Preventable

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prevenient grace
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preventable (current term)
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prevention is better than cure
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Literary usage of Preventable

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1. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1921)
"preventable BLINDNESS preventable ... It has been estimated that probably one-half of the blindness in the world is preventable. ..."

2. Preventive medicine and hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau (1917)
"preventable BLINDNESS 7 preventable blindness is considered in this place because the largest single factor causing needless loss of eyesight is gonorrhea. ..."

3. A Manual for Health Officers by Joseph Scott MacNutt (1915)
"There are also other causes of preventable blindness — eg, ... but the following discussion will be limited to the chief preventable cause: ophthalmia ..."

4. Introduction to the Study of Sociology by Edward Cary Hayes (1918)
"Losses Due to preventable Disease.—It is estimated that those who die needless, that is to say, preventable, deaths in one year in the United States, ..."

5. A Handbook of Hygiene and Sanitary Science by George Wilson (1884)
"Let us now consider for a moment the vast amount of preventable disease with which sanitary science and sanitary legislation had to combat at the date of ..."

6. Publications of the American Statistical Association by American Statistical Association (1916)
"VITAL AND MONETARY LOSSES IN THE UNITED STATES DUE TO preventable DEATHS. ... monetary losses in this country due to the occurrence of preventable deaths; ..."

7. Learning to Earn: A Plea and a Plan for Vocational Education by John Augustus Lapp, Carl Henry Mote (1915)
"Waste of human resources—Child wastage—preventable diseases— Accidents in ... THE extent of preventable waste in the United States is appalling. ..."

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