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aliveadjective

uk   /əˈlaɪv/  us   /əˈlaɪv/
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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aliveadjective [not gradable]

 us   /əˈlɑɪv/
living; having life; not dead: I survived the accident with minor injuries, and I was happy to be alive.
Alive can also mean active and energetic or exciting: The club really comes alive on weekends.
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