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adjective     unavailable pronunciation in British English
  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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     unavailability pronunciation in British English
/ˌʌnəˌveɪləˈbɪləti/ noun [uncountable]
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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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