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1. Blood regarded as essential for life.
2. An indispensable or vital part: Capable workers are the lifeblood of the business.
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1. (Biology) the blood, considered as vital to sustain life
2. the essential or animating force
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1. the blood, considered as essential to maintain life.
2. a life-giving, vital, or animating element: Agriculture is the lifeblood of the country.
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|Noun||1.||lifeblood - the blood considered as the seat of vitality|
blood - the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets; "blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carries away waste products"; "the ancients believed that blood was the seat of the emotions"
|2.||lifeblood - an essential or life-giving force; "water is the lifeblood of India"|
force - a powerful effect or influence; "the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them"
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noun animating force, critical, life, heart, inspiration, guts (informal), essence, stimulus, driving force, vital spark Coal and steel were the region's lifeblood.
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lifeblood[ˈlaɪfˌblʌd] n (fig) → linfa vitale
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