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Princeton's WordNet

  1. free livingadjective

    a lifestyle given to easy indulgence of the appetites

  2. free-living, nonparasitic, nonsymbioticadjective

    not parasitic on another organism

GCIDE

  1. free-livingadjective

    Living independently of other organisms; not parasitic or commensal. eating other organisms is not considered "dependence" in this sense.

Wiktionary

  1. free-livingadjective

    (of an organism) That lives independently of other organisms rather than part of a symbiotic or parasitic relationship

Webster Dictionary

  1. Free-livingnoun

    unrestrained indulgence of the appetites

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of free-living in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of free-living in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of free-living in a Sentence

  1. Geoff Boxshall:

    Copepods are not only free-living but many are parasites, and they can be found living in virtually every other major animal group, completing the series of papers became my lockdown project when I was unable to enter the Museum.

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