life force


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life force

é•lan vi•tal

(Fr. eɪ lɑ̃ viˈtal)
n.
(esp. in Bergsonian philosophy) the vital or creative force in all organisms that is responsible for growth and evolution.
[1905–10; < French: literally, vital ardor]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.life force - (biology) a hypothetical force (not physical or chemical) once thought by Henri Bergson to cause the evolution and development of organisms
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
force - (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; "force equals mass times acceleration"

life force

noun
The vital principle or animating force within living beings:
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Then my brain telegraphed that it was the forerunner of a swift-striding gloom which there was yet time to escape if I would force my thoughts away from it, as a man leaping for life forces his body forward and away from the fall of a wall.
The body must have a "healing crisis" in which the life force cleanses the body by eliminating accumulated "toxins".
It has been argued that fatigue is a symptom of an alteration in human life force energy (Paterson, Canam, Joachim, Thorne, 2003).
Learn how to exercise your life force and achieve "energetic fitness" with the new book "The Chi Revolution: Harness the Healing Power of Your Life Force" (Blue Snake Books) by Bruce Frantzis.
African perceptions of this life force range from its nature and functioning with the individual to its functional integration of action and circumstance.
With the aid of the goddess' many cat disciples, and the friendship of an Egyptian boy, Maggie must uncover a terrible evil secret within Egypt, one that could sap its very life force.
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Larry Crolla points out, "E-mail is only a tool; it is not a life force.
The chakras, (a Sanskrit term for "wheel") are centers along our body that receive, assimilate and transmit life force energy.
The wellspring, tucked beneath the Great Plains, and holding enough water to fill Lake Erie nine times over, has been the life force of American agriculture since irrigation took hold in the 1950s.
After we shared town gossip--a life force for both of us--we talked about his work, my shows.