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inevitable

adjective uk   /ɪˈnev.ɪ.tə.bl̩/ us    /-t̬ə-/
C1 certain to happen and unable to be avoided or prevented: The accident was the inevitable consequence/result/outcome of carelessness.the inevitable something that is certain to happen and cannot be prevented: Eventually the inevitable happened and he had a heart attack.
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inevitability
noun [U] uk   /ɪˌnev.ɪ.təˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/ us    /-t̬əˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/
the inevitability of change
Translations of “inevitable”
in Korean 피할 수 없는…
in Arabic حَتْمي…
in French inévitable…
in Turkish kaçınılmaz, çaresiz, olması muhakkak…
in Italian inevitabile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不可避免的, 必然發生的…
in Russian неизбежный…
in Polish nieuchronny, nieunikniony…
in Spanish inevitable…
in Portuguese inevitável…
in German unvermeidlich…
in Catalan inevitable…
in Japanese 避けられない…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不可避免的, 必然发生的…
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