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life

life

 
 
pronunciation:
laIf
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part of speech: noun
inflections: lives
definition 1: the thing that is in humans, animals, and plants that allows them to grow and to produce more creatures like themselves. Things like rocks do not have life.
similar words:
existence, nature
definition 2: something that is alive, or all living things as a group.
The scientists are looking for evidence of life on other planets.
synonyms:
being
similar words:
creature
definition 3: the time between birth and death.
My grandmother has had a long life.
similar words:
age, existence, generation, survival, term
derivation: lifeful (adj.)
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associated with length of life
changes in life
opposite of life
some actions associated with life
some stages of human life
some things that affect life
some things that are alive
study of life