Something avoidable can be averted or dodged. Death is not avoidable.

When you can avoid something, there's a way around it. A fast quarterback can avoid a linebacker blitzing, and daily exercise is a way to avoid gaining weight. Anything that can be avoided is avoidable. Late fees are avoidable if you pay your bills on time. The flu is avoidable if you get a flu shot. An annoying neighbor is avoidable if you get in your apartment before he spots you. Whew!

Definitions of avoidable
  1. adjective
    capable of being avoided or warded off
    synonyms: avertable, avertible, evitable
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    incapable of being avoided or prevented
    fatal, fateful
    controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined
    ineluctable, inescapable, unavoidable
    impossible to avoid or evade:"inescapable conclusion"
    unavoidably determined by prior circumstances
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