survival instinct

Definition of survival instinct

  1. :  ability to know what to do to stay alive an animal's survival instinct

Word by Word Definitions

survivalplay
  1. :  the act or fact of living or continuing longer than another person or thing

    :  the continuation of life or existence

    :  one that survives

instinctplay
  1. :  a natural or inherent aptitude, impulse, or capacity

    :  a largely inheritable and unalterable tendency of an organism to make a complex and specific response to environmental stimuli without involving reason

    :  behavior that is mediated by reactions below the conscious level

  1. :  impelled by an inner or animating or exciting agency

    :  profoundly imbued :  infused


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