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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lave  \Lave\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Laved};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Laving}.]  [F.  laver,  L.  lavare  akin  to  luere  to  wash,  Gr 
  ?.  Cf  {Ablution},  {Deluge},  {Lavender},  {Lava},  {Lotion}.] 
  To  wash;  to  bathe;  as  to  lave  a  bruise. 
  His  feet  the  foremost  breakers  lave.  --Byron. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Laving  \Lav"ing\,  a.  [From  {Live},  v.  i.] 
  1.  Being  alive;  having  life;  as  a  living  creature. 
  2.  Active;  lively;  vigorous;  --  said  esp.  of  states  of  the 
  mind,  and  sometimes  of  abstract  things  as  a  living 
  faith;  a  living  principle.  ``  Living  hope.  ''  --Wyclif. 
  3.  Issuing  continually  from  the  earth;  running;  flowing;  as 
  a  living  spring;  --  opposed  to  {stagnant}. 
  4.  Producing  life,  action  animation,  or  vigor;  quickening. 
  ``Living  light.''  --Shak. 
  5.  Ignited;  glowing  with  heat;  burning;  live. 
  Then  on  the  living  coals  wine  they  pour.  --Dryden. 
  {Living  force}.  See  {Vis  viva},  under  {Vis}. 
  {Living  gale}  (Naut.),  a  heavy  gale. 
  {Living}  {rock  or  stone},  rock  in  its  native  or  original 
  state  or  location;  rock  not  quarried.  ``  I  now  found 
  myself  on  a  rude  and  narrow  stairway,  the  steps  of  which 
  were  cut  out  of  the  living  rock.''  --Moore. 
  {The  living},  those  who  are  alive,  or  one  who  is  alive. 

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