maintain life

Definition of maintain life

  1. to make it possible for life to exist or continue They barely had enough food to maintain life.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to keep in an existing state (as of repair, efficiency, or validity) :  preserve from failure or decline

    :  to sustain against opposition or danger :  uphold and defend

    :  to continue or persevere in :  carry on, keep up

  1. :  the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body

    :  a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings

    :  an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism (see metabolism 1), growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction

  1. :  of or relating to animate being

    :  lifelong

    :  using a living model

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holding stubbornly to a belief or view

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