Origin of long-livedorigin, originally from long (adjective) + live, form of life + -ed (sense ); later understood also as from long (adverb) + -lived
An example of a long lived thought is something you believe for years and years.
- Having a long life: a long-lived aunt.
- Lasting a long time; persistent: a long-lived rumor.
- Functioning a long time; durable: a long-lived light bulb.
Origin of long-livedMiddle English long-lifed long long ; see long 1. life life ; see life . -ed having ; see -ed 3.
(comparative more longlived, superlative most longlived)
- Alternative form of long-lived.
(comparative more long-lived, superlative most long-lived)
- The pronunciation /laÉªvd/ (rhyming with hived) is more consistent with the etymology (since the term comes from the noun life rather than the verb live), and was formerly more common; however, the pronunciation /lÉªvd/ (the second syllable pronounced as the verb lived) is more common today.
- The insect showed the phenomenon of long-lived luminescence.
- Corian's unique, nonporous surface resists stains, and with proper cleaning the long-lived good looks of Corian are complimented by the practicality of the stain-resistant and easy-to-clean surface.
- A common theme in fantasy is that immortal or long-lived races have little in common with short-lived ones, although temporary alliances against a common enemy can be forged.
- The most common finish is the matte/satin finish, and the long-lived good looks of Corian can be preserved by cleaning with soapy water or ammonia-based cleaning products.
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