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Main Entry: 1bare
Pronunciation: primarystressba(schwa)r, primarystressbe(schwa)r
Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): bar·er; bar·est
1 a : lacking a covering : NAKED <trees bare of leaves> b : lacking any tool or weapon <opened the box with his bare hands>
2 : open to view <the scandal was laid bare>
3 : 1EMPTY 1 <the cupboard was bare>
4 a : just enough with nothing to spare <a bare majority> <the bare necessities of life> b : not decorated or added to : PLAIN <the bare facts> <a bare outline of the story>
- bare·ly adverb
- bare·ness noun

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