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

suffix
1.
resembling or similar to: lifelike, springlike
2.
having the characteristics of: childlike, ladylike
Word Origin
from like1 (prep)
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