long-lived

adjective
\ ˈlȯŋ-ˈlivd also -ˈlīvd How to pronounce long-lived (audio) \

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

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First Known Use of long-lived

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of long-lived was in the 14th century

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“Long-lived.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long-lived. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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long-lived

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English Language Learners Definition of long-lived

: living or lasting for a long time

long-lived

adjective
\ ˈlȯŋ-ˈlivd, -ˈlīvd \

Kids Definition of long-lived

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

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