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lifelike

[lahyf-lahyk] /ˈlaɪfˌlaɪk/
adjective
1.
resembling or simulating real life:
a lifelike portrait.
Origin of lifelike
1605-1615
1605-15; life + -like
Related forms
lifelikeness, noun
unlifelike, adjective
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lifelike

/ˈlaɪfˌlaɪk/
adjective
1.
closely resembling or representing life
Derived Forms
lifelikeness, noun
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Word Origin and History for lifelike
adj.

1610s, "likely to live," from life (n.) + like (adj.). Meaning "exactly like the living original" is from 1725.

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