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adjective unavailable pronunciation in American English /ˌʌnəˈveɪləb(ə)l/
  1. 1
    not able to go somewhere, meet someone, or do something
    Some witnesses were unavailable at the time of the trial.
    unavailable for: Irving and Wallace are both unavailable for next week’s game.
    be unavailable for comment (=not want to be interviewed by a reporter): Reporters were told that Ms. Lee was unavailable for comment.
  2. 2
    impossible to obtain
    Sophisticated medical equipment is unavailable in many poorer countries.

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 unavailable pronunciation in American English /ˌʌnəˌveɪləˈbɪləti/ noun [uncountable]
the unavailability of funds
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