Definition of purpose-built in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpərpəs ˌbilt/


chiefly British
Built for a particular purpose: purpose-built accommodations for the elderly
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  • Orthopaedics will have purpose-built accommodation, also on level four, and close to the main theatres.
  • Sources said the artefacts would be displayed in a purpose-built secure exhibition centre.
  • In a purpose-built exhibition hall, the history associated with the treasure will be explained and displayed.

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Syllabification: pur·pose-built

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