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English definition of “-bearing”

-bearing

suffix uk   /-beə.rɪŋ/ us    /-ber.ɪŋ/
supporting or holding the stated thing: a load-bearing wall ore-bearing rocksPhysical supports and supportingArches, columns and beams
(Definition of -bearing suffix from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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