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lifeblood definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the blood considered as the seat of vitality
2: an essential or life-giving force; "water is the lifeblood of India"

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1579 1. blood regarded as the seat of vitality 2. a vital or life-giving force or component <freedom of inquiry is the lifeblood of a university>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the blood, as being necessary to life. 2 the vital factor or influence.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Lifeblood Life"blood` (l[imac]f"bl[u^]d`), n. 1. The blood necessary to life; vital blood. --Dryden. 2. Fig.: That which gives strength and energy. Money [is] the lifeblood of the nation. --Swift.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

also life-blood The lifeblood of an organization, area, or person is the most important thing that they need in order to exist, develop, or be successful. Small businesses are the lifeblood of the economy... Coal and steel were the region's lifeblood. N-SING: usu with poss

Moby Thesaurus

Rh factor, Rh-negative, Rh-positive, Rh-type, Rhesus factor, anima, animating force, antibody, antigen, arterial blood, atman, bathmism, beating heart, biological clock, biorhythm, blood, blood bank, blood cell, blood count, blood donor, blood donor center, blood group, blood grouping, blood picture, blood platelet, blood pressure, blood serum, blood substitute, bloodmobile, bloodstream, breath, breath of life, circulation, clinical dextran, dextran, divine breath, divine spark, elan vital, erythrocyte, essence of life, force of life, globulin, gore, growth force, grume, heart, heartbeat, heartblood, hematics, hematologist, hematology, hematoscope, hematoscopy, hemocyte, hemoglobin, hemometer, humor, ichor, impulse of life, inspiriting force, isoantibody, jiva, jivatma, leukocyte, life breath, life cycle, life essence, life force, life principle, life process, living force, neutrophil, opsonin, phagocyte, plasma, plasma substitute, pneuma, prana, red corpuscle, seat of life, serum, soul, spark of life, spirit, type O, venous blood, vis vitae, vis vitalis, vital energy, vital flame, vital fluid, vital force, vital principle, vital spark, vital spirit, white corpuscle




 


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