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obtainverb [ T ]

us /əbˈteɪn, ɑb-/

to get something, esp. by a planned effort:

to obtain knowledge
She was finally able to obtain legal possession of the house.
obtainable
adjective [ not gradable ] us /əbˈteɪ·nə·bəl, ɑb-/

That drug is now obtainable without a prescription.

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