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preventable

adjective uk   /prɪˈven.tə.bl̩/ us    /-t̬ə-/
able to be prevented: preventable accidents/injuries
Translations of “preventable”
in Korean 막을 수 있는…
in Arabic يُمكِن الوَقاية مِنه…
in Portuguese evitável…
in Catalan evitable…
in Japanese 回避可能な, 予防できる, 避けられる…
in Italian evitabile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 可防止的,可預防的,可阻止的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 可防止的,可预防的,可阻止的…
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