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English definition of “-free”

-free

suffix (WITHOUT)    /-friː/
used at the end of words to mean 'without': lead-free fuel No working environment is entirely stress-free. The journey was surprisingly hassle-free.Lacking thingsScarce, inadequate and not enoughEssential or necessary
(Definition of -free suffix (WITHOUT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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