long-lived

adjective \ ˈlȯŋ-ˈlivd also -ˈlīvd \

Definition of long-lived

1 : having a long life : living a long time
  • long-lived siblings
  • a long-lived perennial
; also : characterized by long life
  • a long-lived family
2 : lasting a long time : enduring
  • a long-lived fad
; also : existing, functioning, or active for a period of time that is longer than usual or expected
  • a long-lived car
  • long-lived nuclear waste

First Known Use of long-lived

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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LONG-LIVED Defined for English Language Learners

long-lived

Definition of long-lived for English Language Learners

  • : living or lasting for a long time


LONG-LIVED Defined for Kids

long-lived

adjective \ ˈlȯŋ-ˈlivd , -ˈlīvd \

Definition of long-lived for Students

: living or lasting for a long time
  • a long-lived disagreement


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