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short-lived

[ shawrt-lahyvd, -livd ]
/ ˈʃɔrtˈlaɪvd, -ˈlɪvd /
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adjective

living or lasting only a little while.

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Origin of short-lived

First recorded in 1580–90

OTHER WORDS FROM short-lived

short-livedness, noun
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short-lived

adjective

living or lasting only for a short time
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