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  1. a suffixal use of like1 in the formation of adjectives (childlike; lifelike), sometimes hyphenated.
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British Dictionary definitions for -like

-like

suffix forming adjectives
  1. resembling or similar tolifelike; springlike
  2. having the characteristics ofchildlike; ladylike

Word Origin

from like 1 (prep)
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