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English definition of “vacant”

vacant

adjective (EMPTY)    /ˈveɪ.kənt/
B2 not filled or occupied; available to be used: The hospital has no vacant beds. → Compare engagedEmpty B2 A vacant job is one that no one is doing and is therefore available for someone new to do: When the post fell (= became) vacant, Dennis Bass was appointed to fill it.Available and accessiblePresent
(Definition of vacant adjective (EMPTY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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