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short-lived

[shawrt-lahyvd, -livd] /ˈʃɔrtˈlaɪvd, -ˈlɪvd/
adjective
1.
living or lasting only a little while.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90
Related forms
short-livedness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for shortlived

short-lived

adjective
1.
living or lasting only for a short time
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Word Origin and History for shortlived

short-lived

adj.

1580s, from short (adj.) + past tense of live (v.).

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