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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    used about food and drink which has had certain constituent elements such as gluten, lactose, fat etc removed because they are believed to be harmful

    Free-from food and drink is available everywhere on the high street and represents a £238m market that grew 15% in the UK last year.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 11/02/2013

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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