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

adj capable of being avoided or warded off

avertable, avertible, evitable
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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