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Adjective: alive  u'lIv
  1. Possessing life
    "the happiest person alive"; "the nerve is alive"; "doctors are working hard to keep him alive"; "burned alive";
    - live
     
  2. (often followed by 'with') full of life and spirit
    "she was wonderfully alive for her age"; "a face alive with mischief"
     
  3. Having life, vigour or spirit
    "an alive and expressive face";
    - animated
     
  4. (followed by 'to' or 'of') aware of
    "is alive to the moods of others"
     
  5. In operation
    "keep hope alive"; "the tradition was still alive";
    - active
     
  6. Mentally perceptive and responsive
    "alive to what is going on";
    - alert, awake, on the ball
     
  7. Capable of erupting
    "the volcano is very much alive";
    - live

See also: active, aliveness, animate, animation, aware, cognisant [Brit], cognizant, enlivened, existent, existing, full of life, life, liveborn, lively, living, reanimated, revived, sensitive, spirited, viable, vital, vitality

Antonym: dead

Encyclopedia: Alive, 1990