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living

[ liv-ing ]
/ ˈlɪv ɪŋ /
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adjective
noun

OTHER WORDS FOR living

1 live, quick.
2 existing, surviving.
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Origin of living

First recorded before 900; Middle English adjective lyvyng(e); replacing earlier liviende, Old English lifgende (see live1, -ing2); Middle English noun living(e) (see -ing1)

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British Dictionary definitions for living

living
/ (ˈlɪvɪŋ) /

adjective
noun
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