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lifeboat a ship's boat designed for rapid rescue of persons, or a similar boat used from shore.
life buoy a buoyant ring-shaped device usu. kept on boats, used to keep a person afloat until he or she can be rescued.
life cycle the continuous changes undergone by an organism in its development from its earliest stage until it is able to reproduce. [2 definitions]
life expectancy the statistically predicted length of time that an individual of any species can be expected to live.
life force see "Úlan vital."
life form a living, or once living, organism.
life-giving able to give life; revitalizing; refreshing; inspiring.
lifeguard a person employed to watch over a swimming area and rescue anyone who might be drowning.
life history the history of changes undergone by an organism in the course of its lifetime from conception to death. [3 definitions]
life insurance insurance that guarantees payment of a specific sum to a named beneficiary upon the death of the insured or to a policyholder who reaches a certain specified age.
life jacket a life preserver in the form of a sleeveless vest or jacket; life vest.
lifeless having or appearing to have no life; inanimate; unconscious. [3 definitions]
lifelike closely resembling or simulating real life.
lifeline an anchored line or rope thrown to support a person in danger of drowning or falling. [5 definitions]
lifelong continuing throughout the whole of one's life.
life net a strong net used by firefighters or others to catch people forced to jump from a burning building.
life preserver a buoyant device for keeping a person afloat and preventing drowning, usu. made in the shape of a ring, belt, or jacket.
life raft a small, usu. inflatable raft for use by people forced to abandon a boat or ship.
lifesaver a person or animal that saves another from death, esp. from drowning. [2 definitions]
life-size having the size of an original object.
life span the length of time that an individual of any species lives or can be expected to live.