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adjective unavailable pronunciation in British 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 match.

    be unavailable for comment (=not want to be interviewed by a journalist):

    Journalists were told that Ms Lee was unavailable for comment.

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  2. 2
    impossible to obtain

    Sophisticated medical equipment is unavailable in many poorer countries.

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 unavailable pronunciation in British English /ˌʌnəˌveɪləˈbɪləti/  noun [uncountable]
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