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life-giving

[lahyf-giv-ing] /ˈlaɪfˌgɪv ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
imparting, or having the ability to impart, life or vitality; invigorating; vitalizing:
life-giving love and praise.
Origin of life-giving
1555-1565
1555-65
Related forms
life-giver, noun
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  • Nor lifegiving in that tone of thine, livelier polemical Rabaut.

    The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle
  • No, he kills the gracious warmth and lifegiving sun, the bright sky, and all nature with its infinite beauty and charm.

    The Duel A. I. Kuprin

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