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  • adj. Describing that necessary for life.
  • adj. Describing that which creates or engenders life, a source of life.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Giving life or spirit; having power to give life; inspiriting; invigorating.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Giving life or spirit; having power to revivify or animate; inspiriting; invigorating.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. giving or having the power to give life and spirit

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