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    What is the adj?

    1)What is the adj that best describes sb who live in another country but forgot their originality (either they are naturally or willing to)
    During the war the basic food stuffs were in short supply, leaving residents to make do with what they could find
    How can stuff come with an s here?

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    Re: What is the adj?

    1. expatriot, traitor - possibly, but I can't think of an adjective to describe such person.

    2. Food stuff, or foodsutff - the raw material of food before or after processing. It's an exception, as stuff is not a count noun. So, food stuffs, to differentiante certain commodities.

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    Re: What is the adj?

    food, foodstuffs [also, food-stuffs]

    A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition | Date: 2005

    food, foodstuffs
    Any solid or liquid material consumed by a living organism to supply energy, build and replace tissue, or participate in such reactions. Defined by the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission as a substance, whether processed, semi-processed, or raw, which is intended for human consumption and includes drink, chewing gum, and any substance that has been used in the manufacture, preparation, or treatment of food but does not include cosmetics, tobacco, or substances used only as drugs. Defined in EU directives as products intended for human consumption in an unprocessed, processed, or mixed state, with the exception of tobacco products, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.

    food, foodstuffs - Health Information About food, foodstuffs | Dictionary Of Food and Nurtion
    See also foodstuff, foodstuffs- WordWeb dictionary definition and foodstuffs - Definition from Merriam-Webster's Spanish-English Dictionary and Foodstuffs of Plant Origin - What does FPO stand for? Acronyms and abbreviations by the Free Online Dictionary.


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