Definition of lifeblood
- freedom of inquiry is the lifeblood of a university
The town's lifeblood has always been its fishing industry.
The neighborhoods are the lifeblood of this city.
the lifeblood that flows through his veins
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: the most important part of something : the part of something that provides its strength and energy
: a person's blood
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to emit the high shrill tone of bagpipes
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