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stray

adjective [always before noun]
 
 
/streɪ/
LOST A stray animal is lost or has no home: a stray dog Losing and lossWinning and losingRunaways and refugees
SEPARATED A stray piece of something has become separated from the main part: a stray hairSeparating and dividing
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