capable of erupting; "a live volcano"; "the volcano is very much alive"
possessing life; "the happiest person alive"; "the nerve is alive"; "doctors are working hard to keep him alive"; "burned alive"; "a live canary"
having life or vigor or spirit; "an animated and expressive face"; "animated conversation"; "became very animated when he heard the good news"
mentally perceptive and responsive;"an alert mind"; "alert to the problems"; "alive to what is going on"; "awake to the dangers of her situation"; "was now awake to the reality of his predicament"
(often followed by `with') full of life and spirit; "she was wonderfully alive for her age"; "a face alive with mischief"
in operation; "keep hope alive"; "the tradition was still alive"; "an active tradition"
(followed by `to' or `of') aware of; "is alive to the moods of others"
a single complete act of breathing in and out; "thirty respirations per minute"
the metabolic processes whereby certain organisms obtain energy from organic molecules; processes that take place in the cells and tissues during which energy is released and carbon dioxide is produced and absorbed by the blood to be transported to the lungs
the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation