lifeblood

noun life·blood \ ˈlīf-ˈbləd , -ˌbləd \
Updated on: 7 Apr 2018

Definition of lifeblood

1 : blood regarded as the seat of vitality
2 : a vital or life-giving force or component
  • freedom of inquiry is the lifeblood of a university

Examples of lifeblood in a Sentence

  1. The town's lifeblood has always been its fishing industry.

  2. The neighborhoods are the lifeblood of this city.

  3. the lifeblood that flows through his veins

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First Known Use of lifeblood

1579


LIFEBLOOD Defined for English Language Learners

lifeblood

Definition of lifeblood for English Language Learners

  • : the most important part of something : the part of something that provides its strength and energy

  • : a person's blood



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