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life·less

 (līf′lĭs)
adj.
1. Having no life; inanimate.
2. Having lost life; dead. See Synonyms at dead.
3. Not inhabited by living beings or capable of sustaining life: a lifeless planet.
4. Lacking vitality or animation; dull: a lifeless party.

life′less·ly adv.
life′less·ness n.
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lifeless

(ˈlaɪflɪs)
adj
1. without life; inanimate; dead
2. not sustaining living organisms
3. having no vitality or animation
4. unconscious
ˈlifelessly adv
ˈlifelessness n
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life•less

(ˈlaɪf lɪs)

adj.
1. not endowed with life; inanimate: lifeless matter.
2. destitute of living things: a lifeless planet.
3. deprived of life; dead.
4. without animation, liveliness, or spirit; dull; torpid: a lifeless performance.
5. insensible, as a person who has fainted.
[before 1000]
life′less•ly, adv.
life′less•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lifeless - deprived of life; no longer living; "a lifeless body"
dead - no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life; "the nerve is dead"; "a dead pallor"; "he was marked as a dead man by the assassin"
2.lifeless - destitute or having been emptied of life or living beings; "after the dance the littered and lifeless ballroom echoed hollowly"
empty - holding or containing nothing; "an empty glass"; "an empty room"; "full of empty seats"; "empty hours"
3.lifeless - lacking animation or excitement or activity; "the party being dead we left early"; "it was a lifeless party until she arrived"
unanimated - not animated or enlivened; dull
4.lifeless - not having the capacity to support life; "a lifeless planet"
dead - not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat; "Mars is a dead planet"; "dead soil"; "dead coals"; "the fire is dead"
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lifeless

adjective
1. dead, unconscious, extinct, deceased, cold, defunct, inert, inanimate, comatose, out cold, out for the count, insensible, in a faint, insensate, dead to the world (informal) There was no breathing or pulse and he was lifeless.
dead living, live, alive, vital, animate, alive and kicking
2. barren, empty, desert, bare, waste, sterile, unproductive, uninhabited They may appear lifeless, but they provide a valuable habitat for plants and animals.
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lifeless

adjective
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Translations
بدون حَيَوِيَّهلا حَياة فيه، مَيِّت
bez životamdlýneživý
kedeliglivløs
líflaus, leiîinlegurlífvana, dauîur
bez života
cansızölüruhsuzsönük

lifeless

[ˈlaɪflɪs] ADJ [body] → sin vida, exánime; [streets] → sin vida, desolado; [face, voice, eyes] → apagado, sin vida; [hair] → sin cuerpo, lacio
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

lifeless

[ˈlaɪfləs] adj
(= dead) [body] → sans vie
(= dull) [performance] → terne; [skin, complexion] → blafard(e); [hair] → terne
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

lifeless

adj
(= dead, as if dead)leblos
(= inanimate)leblos, tot; planetunbelebt, ohne Leben
(fig: = listless, dull) → lahm (inf), → langweilig
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

lifeless

[ˈlaɪflɪs] adj (body) → privo/a di vita, inanimato/a (fig) (person) → privo/a di energia; (style) → piatto/a; (hair) → senza corpo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

life

(laif) plural lives (laivz) noun
1. the quality belonging to plants and animals which distinguishes them from rocks, minerals etc and things which are dead. Doctors are fighting to save the child's life.
2. the period between birth and death. He had a long and happy life.
3. liveliness. She was full of life and energy.
4. a manner of living. She lived a life of ease and idleness.
5. the period during which any particular state exists. He had many different jobs during his working life.
6. living things. It is now believed that there may be life on Mars; animal life.
7. the story of a life. He has written a life of Churchill.
8. life imprisonment. He was given life for murder.
ˈlifeless adjective
1. dead. a lifeless body.
2. not lively; uninteresting. The actress gave a lifeless performance.
ˈlifelike adjective
like a living person, animal etc. The statue was very lifelike; a lifelike portrait.
life-and-ˈdeath adjective
serious and deciding between life and death. a life-and-death struggle.
ˈlifebelt noun
a ring or belt filled with air or made of a material which floats, for keeping a person afloat.
ˈlifeboat noun
a boat for saving shipwrecked people.
ˈlifebuoy noun
a buoy intended to support a person in the water till he can be rescued.
ˈlife-cycle noun
the various stages through which a living thing passes. the life-cycle of the snail.
life expectancy
the (average) length of time a person can expect to live.
ˈlifeguard noun
a person employed to protect and rescue swimmers at a swimming-pool, beach etc.
ˈlife-jacket noun
a sleeveless jacket filled with material that will float, for keeping a person afloat.
ˈlifeline noun
a rope for support in dangerous operations or thrown to rescue a drowning person.
ˈlifelong adjective
lasting the whole length of a life. a lifelong friendship.
ˈlife-saving noun
the act or skill of rescuing people from drowning. The boy is being taught life-saving.
ˈlife-size(d) adjective, adverb
(of a copy, drawing etc) as large as the original. a life-sized statue.
ˈlifetime noun
the period of a person's life. He saw many changes in his lifetime.
as large as life
in person; actually. I went to the party and there was John as large as life.
bring to life
to make lively or interesting. His lectures really brought the subject to life.
come to life
to become lively or interesting. The play did not come to life until the last act.
for life
until death. They became friends for life.
the life and soul of the party
a person who is very active, enthusiastic, amusing etc at a party.
not for the life of me
not even if it was necessary in order to save my life. I couldn't for the life of me remember his name!
not on your life!
certainly not!. `Will you get married?' `Not on your life!'
take life
to kill. It is a sin to take life.
take one's life
to kill oneself.
take one's life in one's hands
to take the risk of being killed.
to the life
exactly (like). When he put on that uniform, he was Napoleon to the life.
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lifeless

a. muerto-a, sin vida.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
When he found the unfortunate Swallow lifeless on the ground, he said, "Unhappy bird!
After days and nights of incredible labour and fatigue, I succeeded in discovering the cause of generation and life; nay, more, I became myself capable of bestowing animation upon lifeless matter.
I looked first at my lifeless clay there upon the floor of the cave and then down at myself in utter bewilderment; for there I lay clothed, and yet here I stood but naked as at the minute of my birth.
Then I stopped once more, for the crawling multitude of crabs had disappeared, and the red beach, save for its livid green liverworts and lichens, seemed lifeless. And now it was flecked with white.
(And I heard nor sigh nor groan) With heavy thump, a lifeless lump, They dropped down one by one.
Seen from the mast-heads, especially when they paused and were stationary for a while, their vast black forms looked more like lifeless masses of rock than anything else.
The head hung out of the cart-tail, the lifeless tongue was slowly dropping with blood; and the sunken eyes!
Pipt was there, and the Crooked Magician sat humped up in a chair, seeming very dejected but keeping his eyes fixed on the lifeless form of his wife Margolotte, whom he fondly loved but whom he now feared was lost to him forever.
But he held the old man firmly, and watched his agonies with greedy eyes; and when his lifeless head fell forward on his bosom, he rolled the corpse from him with his feet.
And all the time I sat there the necessity of getting back to the ship bore heavily on my already half-congealed spirits - the shivering in glazed tramcars, the stumbling over the snow- sprinkled waste ground, the vision of ships frozen in a row, appearing vaguely like corpses of black vessels in a white world, so silent, so lifeless, so soulless they seemed to be.
It was evident that the more lifeless he seemed at ordinary times, the more impassioned he became in these moments of almost morbid irritation.
In her manner of listening to him when he spoke, in the slightest movement that she made when necessity required it, the same lifeless submission to him, the same mute horror of him, was expressed.