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Another word for life force

  1. The vital principle or animating force within living beings

      1. The capacity to live, grow, or develop:
      2. The characteristic, principle, or force that distinguishes living things from nonliving things.
      3. Physical or intellectual vigor; energy or liveliness.
      1. a basic force or principle regarded as the source and cause of life in living organisms
      2. élan vital
      1. A force or principle believed to animate living beings.
      2. A force or principle believed to animate humans and often to endure after departing from the body of a person at death; the soul.
      3. The Holy Spirit.
      1. A part of humans regarded as immaterial, immortal, separable from the body at death, capable of moral judgment, and susceptible to happiness or misery in a future state.
      2. This part of a human when disembodied after death.
      3. In Aristotelian philosophy, an animating or vital principle inherent in living things and endowing them in various degrees with the potential to grow and reproduce, to move and respond to stimuli (as in the case of animals), and to think rationally (as in the case of humans).
      1. The spirit or soul.
      2. The mind functioning as the center of thought, emotion, and behavior and consciously or unconsciously adjusting or mediating the body's responses to the social and physical environment.
      1. The act or process of breathing; respiration:
      2. A single act of breathing:
      3. The air inhaled and exhaled in respiration:
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