(Latin: unoccupied, vacant; related to vacuus, "empty")
2. To keep away from, to stay out of the way of someone or something: Lauren's former husband now avoids her whenever they happen to be in the same place.
Margery, a high school student, manages to avoid doing the dishes by claiming she has to do her homework.3. To prevent the occurrence of; to stop from happening: If at all possible, people should avoid repeating the same mistakes when investing their money in those companies that are unable to maintain reasonable profits.
4. To refrain or to stop doing something: Nations should try to avoid starting so many wars with each other.
5. To resist, to turn down, or to deliberately stay away from certain foods or beverages: According to the doctor, during Carol's fast, she should avoid eating solid food; however, liquids would be all right.
2. Characterized by preventing the occurrence of something bad, unpleasant, etc.: Erin thought there must be an avoidable process to complete the project without so much confusion.
Brent was told that the financial investment would be an avoidable risk.
Karen's avoidably excessive eating was making her become over weight.
2. The act of keeping away from somebody or something.
3. The act of refraining from doing something or preventing it from happening.
4. In law, the act of making something invalid.
5. A conscious or unconscious defense mechanism consisting of refusal to encounter situations, activities, or objects that would produce anxiety or conflict.
2. The person who carries something away or the vessel in which things are transported to other destinations.
2. Characteristic of something that occurs or appears whether anyone likes it or not
Karen's residence is a devoider of electricity since the strong winter weather knocked down the wiring from the power plant.
2. To remove, to get rid of: After the gas-leak explosion, the city had to evoid the building so it could build a new one.
2. Inevitable or bound to happen: Due to the storm, there was an unavoidable two-hour delay of the aircraft landing.
2. A reference to a situation or conditions which are certain to happen: When strong cyclones or tornadoes take place, there are usually certain to be unavoidably severe electrical outages, travel accidents, etc.