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longevous

Line breaks: lon|gev¦ous
Pronunciation: /lɒnˈdʒiːvəs
 
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(also longaevous)

Definition of longevous in English:

adjective

rare
Living a long time: longevous species
More example sentences
  • For a long while, only Elizabeth Bishop appeared to be judged worthy of succeeding the longevous Miss Moore.
  • Longevous people as a rule were all married.
  • According to Bell's data, longevous parents add as much as twenty years to the average life span of their offspring.

Origin

late 17th century: from Latin longaevus, from longus 'long' + aevum 'age'.

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