Definition of "short-lived" []

  • Living or lasting only a short time; ephemeral. (adjective)

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Use "short-lived" in a sentence
  • "The good news is that tackling black carbon, and other so-called "short-lived climate forcers" such as methane, could be a quick win in terms of tackling climate change."
  • "The coalition's focus on so-called short-lived pollutants won't replace efforts to slash carbon emissions, for which "the world has not yet done enough," Ms. Clinton said."
  • "A double-dip recession refers to a short-lived recovery from one recession and then a new plunge back into economic contraction."