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noun [countable] [usually singular]     lifetime pronunciation in British English
/ˈlaɪfˌtaɪm/
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plurallifetimes
  1. 1
    the period of time when someone is alive

    He achieved a lot in his short lifetime.

    There have been many changes during my lifetime.

    A cure for cancer could be found within our children’s lifetime.

  2. 2
    the length of time that something exists or works

    plans to extend the lifetime of the power station

    We aim to halve unemployment within the lifetime of this government.

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