life-giving life"-giv`ing (l[imac]f"g[i^]v`[i^]ng), a. Giving life or spirit; having power to give life; inspiriting; invigorating; as, life-giving love and praise.

Syn: vital, vitalizing. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

returning the life-giving humus to the land. --Louis Bromfield. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • life-giving — [līf′giv΄iŋ] adj. 1. that gives or can give life 2. strengthening; refreshing; inspiring …   English World dictionary

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  • life-giving — adjective giving or having the power to give life and spirit returning the life giving humus to the land Louis Bromfield life giving love and praise the vitalizing rays of the warming sun • Syn: ↑vitalizing • Similar to: ↑invigorating * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • life-giving — adjective a) Describing that necessary for life. We would have died without the unexpected rain that brought life giving water. b) Describing that which creates or engenders life, a source of life …   Wiktionary

  • life-giving — life′ giv ing adj. imparting, or having the ability to impart, life or vitality; invigorating; vitalizing • Etymology: 1555–65 life′ giv er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • life-giving — adjective Date: 1596 giving or having power to give life and spirit ; invigorating …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • life-giving — /ˈlaɪf gɪvɪŋ/ (say luyf giving) adjective imparting life or vitality; invigorating …   Australian English dictionary

  • life-giving — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. See life. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Fertile] Syn. prolific, generative, productive; see fertile 1 , 2 . 2. [Inspiring] Syn. invigorating, animating, revealing; see inspiring , stimuLating …   English dictionary for students

  • life-giving — adj vitalizing, vivifying, animating, enlivening, energizing; invigorating, exhilarating, stimulating, quickening; encouraging, inspiriting, heartening, exciting; generative, productive, creative …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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