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3 entries found for life.
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Main Entry: 1life
Pronunciation: primarystresslimacrf
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural lives /primarystresslimacrvz/
1 a : the quality that separates plants and animals from such things as water or rock : the quality that plants and animals lose when they die b : a state of a living thing marked especially by capacity for metabolism, growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction
2 a : all the experiences that make up the existence of a person <never heard of such a thing in all my life> b : BIOGRAPHY
3 a : the period during which a person, animal, or plant lives b : a specific part of living <adult life> c : the period from an event until death <remained friends for life>
4 : a way or manner of living <the life of the ant>
5 : a living being <many lives were saved>
6 : energy or spirit in action or expression <eyes full of life> <still some life left in the coals>
7 : the form or pattern of something that exists in actual fact <painted from life> <looks larger than life>
8 : the period of usefulness, popularity, or existence of something <battery life> <the life of an insurance policy>
9 : living beings (as of a kind or place) <forest life>
10 : living activity and movement <stirrings of life> <streets humming with life>
11 : one providing interest and vigor <the life of the party>

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