1. the condition of living or the state of being alive

while there's life there's hope


life depends on many chemical and physical processes

Syn: ↑animation, ↑life, ↑living
Derivationally related forms: ↑alive, ↑live (for: ↑living), ↑lifer (for: ↑life)
Hypernyms: ↑being, ↑beingness, ↑existence
Hyponyms: ↑eternal life, ↑life eternal, ↑skin, ↑survival, ↑endurance
Attrubites: ↑alive, ↑live, ↑dead
2. the property of being animated; having animal life as distinguished from plant life
Syn: ↑animateness, ↑liveness
Ant: ↑inanimateness (for: ↑animateness)
Derivationally related forms: ↑live (for: ↑liveness), ↑alive, ↑animate (for: ↑animateness)
Hypernyms: ↑physiological property
Hyponyms: ↑animation, ↑vitality, ↑sentience
Attrubites: ↑animate, ↑inanimate, ↑nonliving, ↑non-living

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