unavoidable

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
un•a•void•a•ble /ˌʌnəˈvɔɪdəbəl/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. unable to be avoided;
    inescapable:an unavoidable delay.
un•a•void•a•bly, adv.: We've been unavoidably detained.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
un•a•void•a•ble  (un′ə voidə bəl),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. unable to be avoided;
    inevitable:an unavoidable delay.
un′a•void′a•bili•ty, un′a•voida•ble•ness, n. 
un′a•voida•bly, adv. 
  • un-1 + avoidable 1570–80
    inescapable, unpreventable, fated, sure, certain.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
unavoidable /ˌʌnəˈvɔɪdəbəl/ adj
  1. unable to be avoided; inevitable
  2. not capable of being declared null and void

ˌunaˌvoidaˈbility, ˌunaˈvoidableness n ˌunaˈvoidably adv
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