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Noun: aliveness  u'lIv-nus
  1. The condition of living or the state of being alive
    - animation, life, living
  2. The property of being animated; having animal life as distinguished from plant life
    - animateness, liveness

See also: alive, animate, dead, inanimate, live, nonliving, non-living

Type of: being, beingness, existence, face of the earth, physiological property

Antonym: lifelessness

Encyclopedia: Aliveness