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life

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noun \ˈlīf\

Medical Definition of life

plural lives \ˈlīvz\play

  1. 1a:  the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional plant or animal from a dead bodyb:  a state of living characterized by capacity for metabolism, growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction

  2. 2a:  the sequence of physical and mental experiences that make up the existence of an individualb:  a specific part or aspect of the process of living <sex life> <adult life>

  3. life·less \ˈlīf-ləs\play adjective





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