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producing or able to produce large amounts of goods, crops, or other commodities.
"the most productive employees"
fertile · fruitful · rich · fecund · high-yielding
sterile · barren
relating to or engaged in the production of goods, crops, or other commodities.
"the country's productive capacity"
achieving or producing a significant amount or result.
"a long and productive career" · "the therapy sessions became more productive"
prolific · inventive · creative · dynamic · energetic · vigorous · effective · useful · constructive · profitable · fruitful · gainful · valuable · effective · worthwhile · beneficial · helpful · rewarding · gratifying
unproductive · unproductive
producing or giving rise to.
"the unconscious is limitlessly productive of dreams, myths, stories"
(of a morpheme or other linguistic unit) currently used in forming new words or expressions.
"many suffixes are common and productive"
(of a cough) that raises mucus from the respiratory tract.
early 17th century: from French productif, -ive or late Latin productivus, from product- ‘brought forth’, from the verb producere ( see produce).
plural form of life.
lives (third person present)
"the doctors said she had only six months to live" · "both cats lived to a ripe age"
be alive at a specified time.
"he lived four centuries ago"
exist · be alive · be · have being · have life · breathe · draw breath · walk the earth · be extant · be in the land of the living
die · be dead
spend one's life in a particular way or under particular circumstances.
"people are living in fear in the wake of the shootings" · "he was living a life of luxury in Australia"
pass one's life · spend one's life · lead one's life · have a life · have a lifestyle · behave · conduct oneself · comport oneself · experience · spend · pass · lead · have · go through · undergo
supply oneself with the means of subsistence.
"they live by hunting and fishing"
survive · make a living · earn one's living · eke out a living · subsist · support oneself · sustain oneself · keep alive · stay alive · maintain oneself · make ends meet · keep body and soul together
survive in someone's mind; be remembered.
"only the name lived on"
have an exciting or fulfilling life.
"he couldn't wait to get out of school and really start living"
enjoy oneself · enjoy life · have fun · be happy · live life to the full · flourish · prosper · thrive · make the most of life
make one's home in a particular place or with a particular person.
"I've lived in New England all my life" · "they lived with his grandparents"
reside · have one's home · have one's residence · be settled · be housed · lodge · board · inhabit · occupy · populate · stay · hang out · hang one's hat · put up · dwell · sojourn · be domiciled · bide
Old English libban, lifian, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch leven and German leben, also to life and leave1.