as big as life

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life   (līf)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. The properties or qualities that distinguish living plants and organisms from dead or inanimate matter, including the capacity to grow, metabolize nutrients, respond to stimuli, reproduce, and adapt to the environment. The definitive beginning and end of human life are complex concepts informed by medical, legal, sociological, and religious considerations.

  2. Living organisms considered as a group, such as the plants or animals of a given region.


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