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English definition of “alive”

alive

adjective     /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.Life and living C2 If something is alive, it continues to exist : Relatives of the missing sailors are struggling to keep their hopes alive.Existing and being
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