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Complete; whole: the livelong day.
[Middle English : leve, lefe, dear, used as an intensive (from Old English lēof, dear; see leubh- in Indo-European roots) + long, long; see long1.]
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1. (of time) long or seemingly long, esp in a tedious way (esp in the phrase all the livelong day)
2. whole; entire
(Plants) Brit another name for orpine
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whole or entire: to fret the livelong day.
[1350–1400; Middle English leve longe dear long]
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|Noun||1.||livelong - perennial northern temperate plant with toothed leaves and heads of small purplish-white flowers|
genus Sedum - large genus of rock plants having thick fleshy leaves
sedum - any of various plants of the genus Sedum
|Adj.||1.||livelong - (of time) constituting the full extent or duration; "all the livelong day"|
whole - including all components without exception; being one unit or constituting the full amount or extent or duration; complete; "gave his whole attention"; "a whole wardrobe for the tropics"; "the whole hog"; "a whole week"; "the baby cried the whole trip home"; "a whole loaf of bread"
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