Long-lived meaning

lông'līvd', -lĭvd', lŏng'-
The definition of long lived is something that goes on or persists for an extended period of time.

An example of a long lived thought is something you believe for years and years.

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Having a long life.

A long-lived aunt.

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Lasting a long time; persistent.

A long-lived rumor.

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Functioning a long time; durable.

A long-lived light bulb.

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Having or tending to have a long life span or existence.
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Alternative form of long-lived.
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Having a long lifespan; surviving for a long period of time.
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Origin of long-lived

  • Middle English long-lifed long long long1 life life life -ed having –ed3
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition