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[free-reynj] /ˈfriˌreɪndʒ/

(of livestock and domestic poultry) permitted to graze or forage for grain, etc., rather than being confined to a feedlot or a small enclosure:
a free-range pig.
of, relating to, or produced by free-range animals:
free-range eggs.
(mainly Brit) kept or produced in natural nonintensive conditions: free-range hens, free-range eggs


Unconfined; free to roam: The Mall of America is not just one more amalgam of frozen-yogurt stands and packs of free-range adolescents in Guess jeans

[1960s+; fr the distinction between free-range chickens and battery chickens, which are raised in confinement]


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