-ee Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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-eesuffix

uk   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)
(Definition of -ee from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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