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- present participle of
- I'm availing myself of the opportunity.
2005, Carville Earle, The American Way: A Geographical History of Crissis and Recovery, page 51:
- History in this case was all too availing
- (dated) Effect in achieving a goal or aim; purpose, use
- Any use would probably be an availing of the protection afforded by the passport.