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English definition of “free”

free

adjective [after verb] (WITHOUT)    /friː/
C1 not having something that is unwanted or unpleasant: Because the organization is a charitable enterprise it is free from tax worldwide. She'll never be completely free of the disease. Ensure the wound is free from/of dirt before applying the bandage.Lacking thingsScarce, inadequate and not enoughEssential or necessary
(Definition of free adjective (WITHOUT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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