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1. Having life; living. See Synonyms at living.
2. In existence or operation; active: keep your hopes alive.
3. Full of living or moving things; abounding: a pool alive with trout.
4. Full of activity or animation; lively: a face alive with mischief.
5. Sports In play; live: a foul called when the ball is alive.
Aware of; sensitive to: alive to the moods of others.
[Middle English : a-, in a specified state; see a-2 + live, life (from Old English līf; see life).]
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|Noun||1.||aliveness - the condition of living or the state of being alive; "while there's life there's hope"; "life depends on many chemical and physical processes"|
being, beingness, existence - the state or fact of existing; "a point of view gradually coming into being"; "laws in existence for centuries"
skin - a person's skin regarded as their life; "he tried to save his skin"
|2.||aliveness - the property of being animated; having animal life as distinguished from plant life|
physiological property - a property having to do with the functioning of the body
sentience - the readiness to perceive sensations; elementary or undifferentiated consciousness; "gave sentience to slugs and newts"- Richard Eberhart
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