life-giving

adjective

life-giv·​ing ˈlīf-ˌgi-viŋ How to pronounce life-giving (audio)
: giving or having power to give life and spirit : invigorating

Examples of life-giving in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Women have life-giving power, women have medicine, women have innate strength, women have the ability to commune with Mother Earth, right? Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Apr. 2024 The water cycle that shuttles Earth’s most vital resource around in an unending, life-giving loop is in trouble. Denise Chow, NBC News, 25 Feb. 2024 One of the property’s coolest features is an outdoor structure designed to celebrate the life-giving energy of the sun. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 5 Feb. 2024 The basic, life-giving joy of hobbies like gallery-viewing may be unavailable to us, but seeing versions of these experiences represented by our community continues to be a heartening, life-giving force. Vanessa Labi, Sacramento Bee, 31 Jan. 2024 In a world where everyone wants to be so self-reliant, Godden shows us through her novels the life-giving beauty of strong personal connection, particularly from parents and teachers. Sarah Schutte, National Review, 21 Jan. 2024 Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024, WIC has provided hundreds of millions of low-income moms, babies, and children with life-giving nutritious food, including eggs, bread, cheese, cereal, and infant formula. Jennifer Garner, Fortune, 11 Jan. 2024 For such a life-giving planet, Earth’s environmental systems, which include everything from ocean currents and storms to heat waves and ice flows, are delicately balanced. Stephanie Hanes, The Christian Science Monitor, 20 Nov. 2023 His skills enable English-speaking readers access to Arikawa’s gentle, snarky, aloof, life-giving furry heroes. Terry Hong, The Christian Science Monitor, 26 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1550, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of life-giving was in 1550

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“Life-giving.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/life-giving. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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