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available

adjective uk   /əˈveɪ.lə.bl̩/ us  
A2 able to be bought or used: Is this dress available in a larger size? Our autumn catalogue is now available from our usual stockists. There's no money available for an office party this year. It is vital that food is made available to the famine areas. Do you have any double rooms available this weekend? If someone is available, they are not busy and therefore unable to do something: [+ to infinitive] I'm afraid I'm not available to help with the show on the 19th. Every available officer will be assigned to the investigation.
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