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-eesuffix

uk   / -iː/ /-i/ us   / -iː/ /-i/
  • -ee suffix (OBJECT)

added to a verb to form a noun that refers to the person to whom the action of the verb is being done: an employee (= someone who is employed) the payee (= a person who money is paid to) an interviewee (= someone who is being interviewed for a job)
  • -ee suffix (CONDITION)

added to an adjective, noun, or verb to refer to a person who is in that condition or state: a refugee (= someone who has taken refuge) an escapee (= someone who has escaped)
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