lijfsbehoud

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Etymology[edit]

From lijf (body) +‎ -s- +‎ behoud (preservation).

Noun[edit]

lijfsbehoud n (uncountable)

  1. The physical preservation of (one's) life, bodily survival
    In die wanhopige positie telt enkel lijfsbehoud.
    In that desperate position only sheer survival counts.

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