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short-lived (adj.)

"having a brief existence, not being in long continuance," 1580s, from short (adj.) + past tense of live (v.). A Middle English manuscript has short-livi "short-lived" (mid-13c.).

updated on September 01, 2022

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Definitions of short-lived from WordNet

short-lived (adj.)
lasting a very short time;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.