Definition of Lifeblood

1. Noun. The blood considered as the seat of vitality.

Generic synonyms: Blood

2. Noun. An essential or life-giving force. "Water is the lifeblood of India"
Generic synonyms: Force

Definition of Lifeblood

1. n. The blood necessary to life; vital blood.

Definition of Lifeblood

1. Noun. Blood which is needed for continued life; blood regarded as the seat of life. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) That which is required for continued existence or function. ¹

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Definition of Lifeblood

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Medical Definition of Lifeblood

1. 1. The blood necessary to life; vital blood. 2. That which gives strength and energy. "Money [is] the lifeblood of the nation." (Swift) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lifeblood

life stress
life style
life support
life support care
life support system
life support systems
life table
life tables
life tenant
life tenants
life vest
life vests
life zone
lifeblood (current term)

Literary usage of Lifeblood

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Walker's Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English by John Walker (1823)
"... conduct ; condition ; narrative of a life past lifeblood, llfe'blud. *. the blood necessary to life [king's person of life Lift, lift. ra to raise, ..."

2. Comprehensive National Energy Strategy (1998)
"Comprehensive National Energy Strategy Energy — the Economy's lifeblood Americans ... Energy is the lifeblood of modern economies. It powers our factories, ..."

3. The Gospel of Osiris: Being an Epic Canto and Paraphrase of Ancient Fragments by William Norman Guthrie (1916)
"... the folk to tread out the ripe grapes, And drain their lifeblood changed into wine! Lo, it shall be for the backbone of Osiris, ..."

4. The Sanborn Speller: For Primary, Intermediate and Grammar Grades by William Joseph Pelo, Edith S. Gardner (1911)
"... GRADE VII "A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit." aft er ward for est ry ac cli mate gay e ty ..."

5. The Literature of the Old Testament in Its Historical Development by Julius August Bewer (1922)
"And I trod down the peoples in Mine anger, and made them drunk in My wrath, And poured out their lifeblood on the earth." (Isa. 63 l~4) Yahweh's terrible ..."

6. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1868)
"lifeblood. A term commonly used for a twitching or quivering of the eyelids—a kind of ... LIFE'S BLOOD, lifeblood, Cilio. LIG'AMENT, Ligamen'tum, (ligare, ..."

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