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lifelike

adjective uk   /ˈlaɪf.laɪk/ us  
used to describe something that appears real or very similar to what is real: A lifelike portrait of his two daughters hung on the wall. The mask was so lifelike it was quite frightening.
Translations of “lifelike”
in Chinese (Traditional) 逼真的,維肖維妙的…
in Russian как живой…
in Turkish canlı gibi, sahici gibi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 逼真的,惟妙惟肖的…
in Polish realistyczny…
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