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lifeblood Syllabification: life·blood
Pronunciation: /ˈlīfˌbləd/

Definition of lifeblood in English:


1The blood, as being necessary to life.
Example sentences
  • Somehow, the sight of all her blood, all her lifeblood on that shirt disturbed her, as did the ragged hole below the ribs.
  • This river is unlike the fire before, more focused, cool and steadily pulsing and mixing with her lifeblood and mending her core.
  • His split lip closes as a spell removes the spilt lifeblood.
1.1The indispensable factor or influence that gives something its strength and vitality: my family was the lifeblood of the church
More example sentences
  • He is the essence, the lifeblood, the very marrow of the team.
  • The power of a nation lies in its freedoms, its ideas, and its lifeblood including new immigrants which add fresh lifeblood.
  • What gives the series lifeblood is excellent writing, inspired acting and good characters.
life force, life, essential constituent, driving force, vital spark, inspiration, stimulus, essence, crux, heart, soul, core
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