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suffix -based pronunciation in British English /beɪst/
  1. 1
    used with some names of places to make adjectives meaning happening or working in a particular place

    a London-based company

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  2. 2
    used with some names to make adjectives describing the main substance in a product

    pasta and other wheat-based products

    nitrogen-based fertilizer

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sea lion

in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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an electric skateboard

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