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alive

adjective uk   /əˈlaɪv/ us  
B1 [after verb] living, not dead: He must be 90 if he's still alive. Doctors kept him alive on a life-support machine. She's alive and well and living in New Zealand.C2 If something is alive, it continues to exist: Relatives of the missing sailors are struggling to keep their hopes alive.
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