adjective Date: 1921 1. a. floating freely <
free-floating vegetation
b. lacking specific attachment, direction, or purpose <
free-floating ideas
2. felt as an emotion without apparent cause <
free-floating anxiety

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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