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living

adjective [always before noun]
 
 
/ˈlɪvɪŋ/
ALIVE NOW B2 alive now: He's probably the best known living photographer.Life and livingExisting and being
ALIVE B2 alive: living organisms living things →  See also beat/knock the (living) daylights out of sb , scare/frighten the (living) daylights out of sb Life and livingExisting and being
Translations of “living”
in Korean 살아 있는…
in Arabic حَيّ…
in Portuguese vivo…
in Catalan viu…
in Japanese 生きている…
in Italian vivente, in vita…
in Chinese (Traditional) 活的, 活著的,在世的, 現存的…
in Russian живущий ныне, современный, живой…
in Turkish yaşayan, sağ, kullanılmakta olan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 活的, 活着的,在世的, 现存的…
in Polish żyjący, żywy…
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