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The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
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Noun

Singular
liver

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  1. (anatomy) A large organ in the body that stores and metabolizes nutrients, destroys toxins and produces bile. Responsible for thousands of biochemical reactions.
  2. This livestock organ used as food.
  3. (color) A dark brown colour, tinted with red and gray, like that of liver.
    liver colour:   
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Adjective

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liver (no comparative or superlative forms)

  1. Concerning or relating to the liver.
    liver transplant
  2. Intended for the liver.
    liver salts
  3. Of food, made of liver.
    liver pâté
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Etymology 2

from live + -er

Noun

Singular
liver

Plural
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liver ({{{1}}})
  1. one who lives

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Breton

Noun

liver m.

  1. painter

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