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-backed

suffix uk   us   /-bækt/

-backed suffix (SUPPORTED)

-backed suffix (BACK PART)

used to form adjectives that describe what substance or material is at the back of something, or what the back of something is like: foam-backed carpet high-backed dining chairs
Translations of “-backed”
in Chinese (Traditional) 支持, 資助人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 支持, 资助人…
(Definition of -backed from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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