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lifestyle

or life style, life-style

[ lahyf-stahyl ]
/ ˈlaɪfˌstaɪl /
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noun

the habits, attitudes, tastes, moral standards, economic level, etc., that together constitute the mode of living of an individual or group.

adjective

pertaining to or catering to a certain lifestyle: unhealthy lifestyle choices; lifestyle advertising; a luxury lifestyle hotel.
(of a drug) used to treat a medical condition that is not life-threatening or painful: lifestyle drugs for baldness.

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Origin of lifestyle

First recorded in 1925–30; life + style
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British Dictionary definitions for lifestyle

lifestyle
/ (ˈlaɪfˌstaɪl) /

noun

a set of attitudes, habits, or possessions associated with a particular person or group
such attitudes, etc, regarded as fashionable or desirable
NZ
  1. a luxurious semirural manner of living
  2. (as modifier)a lifestyle property

adjective

suggestive of a fashionable or desirable lifestylea lifestyle café
(of a drug) designed to treat problems, such as impotence or excess weight, which affect a person's quality of life rather than his or her health
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for lifestyle

lifestyle

n.

A way of life or style of living that reflects the attitudes and values of a person or group.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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