of livestock and domestic poultry; permitted to graze or forage rather than being confined to a feedlot
Similar to: ↑unconfined

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free-range «free raynj», adjective.
1. allowed to move about or roam, rather than being confined: »

free-range chickens.

2. of or relating to food produced from free-range animals.

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adj. (of livestock, esp. poultry) kept in natural conditions, with freedom of movement
(of eggs) produced by birds reared under such conditions

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/ˈfriːˌreınʤ/ adj
: allowed to move around freely : not kept in cages

free-range chickens

also : coming from free-range animals

free-range eggs

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ˌfree-ˈrange [free-range] adjective usually before noun
connected with a system of farming in which animals are kept in natural conditions and can move around freely

free-range chickens

free-range eggs

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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