r- [prefix]Near- combines with adjectives and nouns to mean almost.We had a near-disaster this morning in the car!She was near-hysterical by the time I arrived there.A near-death experience is an experience described by some people who have been extremely ill and close to death, in which the person feels as if they have left their body and are watching themselves from above.
Meaning of NEA in English
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012