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Meaning of LIFELINE

Pronunciation:  'lIflIn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  line thrown from a vessel that people can cling to in order to save themselves from drowning
  2. [n]  line that raises or lowers a deep-sea diver
  3. [n]  support that enables people to survive or to continue doing something (often by providing an essential connection); "the airlift provided a lifeline for Berlin"; "she offered me a lifeline in my time of grief"
  4. [n]  a crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live

LIFELINE is a 8 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: life line, line of life
 See Also: connectedness, connection, crease, crinkle, furrow, line, line, link, ridge rope, seam, support, wrinkle



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