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live

adjective, adverb [not gradable]  /lɑɪv/ us  

live adjective, adverb [not gradable] (AS IT HAPPENS)

(of a performance) shown or broadcast to people watching or listening as it is happening, rather than being recorded to be shown or broadcast later: This evening at seven there will be a live telecast of the debate. There will be live music (= people playing music) at the party.

live

adjective [not gradable]  /lɑɪv/ us  

live adjective [not gradable] (CARRYING ELECTRICITY)

carrying or charged with electricity: You’d better test the electric outlet first to see if it’s live.

live adjective [not gradable] (ABLE TO EXPLODE)

able to explode: The army is using live ammunition on these maneuvers.
(Definition of live adjective, adverb, adjective from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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