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Webster 1913 Edition


Unavoidable

Unˊa-void′a-ble

,
Adj.
1.
Not avoidable; incapable of being shunned or prevented; inevitable; necessary;
as,
unavoidable
troubles
.
2.
(Law)
Not voidable; incapable of being made null or void.
Blackstone.
Unavoidable hemorrhage
(Med.)
,
hemorrhage produced by the afterbirth, or placenta, being situated over the mouth of the womb so as to require detachment before the child can be born.
Unˊa-void′a-ble-ness
,
Noun.
Unˊa-void′a-bly
,
adv.

Webster 1828 Edition


Unavoidable

UNAVOID'ABLE

, a.
1.
That cannot be made null or void.
2.
Not avoidable; not to be shunned; inevitable; as unavoidable evils.
3.
Not to be missed in ratiocination.

Definition 2021


unavoidable

unavoidable

English

Adjective

unavoidable (comparative more unavoidable, superlative most unavoidable)

  1. Impossible to avoid; bound to happen.
    an unavoidable urge
  2. (law) Not voidable; incapable of being made null or void.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Blackstone to this entry?)

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Noun

unavoidable (plural unavoidables)

  1. Something that cannot be avoided.
    • 1825, The London magazine (volume 12, page 490)
      Forty years before, I had thought this odour one of the necessities of life — one of the unavoidables at least []