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-free

suffix uk   /-friː/ us  

-free suffix (NO CHARGE)

used at the end of words to mean "without having to pay": They agreed to let us live there rent-free. Many banks are now offering interest-free overdrafts to students.

-free suffix (WITHOUT)

used at the end of words to mean "without": lead-free fuel No working environment is entirely stress-free. The journey was surprisingly hassle-free.
(Definition of -free suffix from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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