Definitions for "Root word"
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 12 In a complex word, the meaningful base form after all affixes are removed. Note: A root may be independent or free, as read in unreadable, or may be dependent or bound, as - liter- (from the Greek for letter) in illiterate.
a word with no prefix or suffix added; may also be referred to as a base word
The basic form from which words are developed by the addition of prefixes, suffixes, and inflectional endings.
Keywords:  truncation, see
See truncation