What is the root word for painless?


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The root of the word 'painless' is 'pain'.

The way to determine root words is to try and remove any prefixes (letters added to the start of a word) or suffixes (letters added to the end of a word), from your chosen word. In this instance, removing the suffix '-less', leaves you with the root word, 'pain'.

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