give life

give life
give (your) life slightly formal to die in order to save other people or in order to defend a belief that you support.

Millions of soldiers laid down their lives for their country in the Great War.

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

  • Life extension — refers to an increase in maximum or average lifespan, especially in humans, by slowing down or reversing the processes of aging. Average lifespan is determined by vulnerability to accidents and age related afflictions such as cancer or… …   Wikipedia

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  • give — [giv] vt. gave, given, giving [ME given (with g < ON gefa, to give), yeven < OE giefan, akin to Ger geben < IE base * ghabh , to grasp, take > L habere, to have: the special Gmc sense of this base results from its use as a substitute… …   English World dictionary

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