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That survival instinct, that will to live, that need to get back to life again, is more powerful than any consideration of taste, decency, politeness, manners, civility. Anything. It's such a powerful force.
Danny Boyle

Meaning of "survival instinct" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SURVIVAL INSTINCT

survival instinct  [səˈvaɪvəl ˈɪnstɪŋkt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SURVIVAL INSTINCT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Survival instinct is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SURVIVAL INSTINCT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Self-preservation

This article is about the natural instinct of an organism. For the video game based on the TV series, see The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct Self-preservation is behavior that ensures the survival of an organism. It is almost universal among living organisms. Pain and fear are parts of this mechanism. Pain motivates the individual to withdraw from damaging situations, to protect a damaged body part while it heals, and to avoid similar experiences in the future. Most pain resolves promptly once the painful stimulus is removed and the body has healed, but sometimes pain persists despite removal of the stimulus and apparent healing of the body; and sometimes pain arises in the absence of any detectable stimulus, damage or disease. Fear causes the organism to seek safety and may cause a release of adrenaline, which has the effect of increased strength and heightened senses such as hearing, smell, and sight.

Definition of survival instinct in the English dictionary

The definition of survival instinct in the dictionary is the instinct in humans and animals to do things in a dangerous situation that will prevent them from dying.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SURVIVAL INSTINCT


cinct
sɪŋkt
discinct
dɪˈsɪŋkt
distinct
dɪˈstɪŋkt
extinct
ɪkˈstɪŋkt
indistinct
ˌɪndɪˈstɪŋkt
instinct
ˈɪnstɪŋkt
overinked
ˌəʊvərˈɪŋkt
precinct
ˈpriːsɪŋkt
procinct
prəʊˈsɪŋkt
sexlinked
ˈsɛksˌlɪŋkt
succinct
səkˈsɪŋkt
tinct
tɪŋkt
unextinct
ˌʌnɪkˈstɪŋkt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SURVIVAL INSTINCT

surveyor´s chain
surveyor´s level
surveyor´s measure
surveyorship
surview
survivability
survivable
survival
survival bag
survival course
survival kit
survival mechanism
survival of the fittest
survivalism
survivalist
survivance
survive
surviving
survivor
survivorship

WORDS THAT END LIKE SURVIVAL INSTINCT

conjunct
defunct
depeinct
disjunct
expunct
gut instinct
herd instinct
homing instinct
injunct
killer instinct
life instinct
maternal instinct
pedestrian precinct
sacrosanct
shopping precinct
voting precinct

Synonyms and antonyms of survival instinct in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «survival instinct» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SURVIVAL INSTINCT

Find out the translation of survival instinct to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of survival instinct from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «survival instinct» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

生存本能
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

instinto de supervivencia
570 millions of speakers

English

survival instinct
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अस्तित्व वृत्ति
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

غريزة البقاء على قيد الحياة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

инстинкт самосохранения
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

O instinto de sobrevivência
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

টিকে থাকার প্রবণতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

l´instinct de survie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Naluri hidup
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Überlebensinstinkt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

生存本能
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

생존 본능
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Insting kaslametan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bản năng sinh tồn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உயிர்வாழ்வதற்கான உள்ளுணர்வு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जगण्याची अंतःप्रेरणा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hayatta kalma içgüdüsü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

istinto di sopravvivenza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

instynkt przetrwania
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

інстинкт самозбереження
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

instinct de supravietuire
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ένστικτο της επιβίωσης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oorlewing instink
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

överlevnadsinstinkt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

overlevelsesinstinkt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of survival instinct

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SURVIVAL INSTINCT»

The term «survival instinct» is regularly used and occupies the 79.200 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SURVIVAL INSTINCT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about survival instinct

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QUOTES WITH «SURVIVAL INSTINCT»

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Danny Boyle
That survival instinct, that will to live, that need to get back to life again, is more powerful than any consideration of taste, decency, politeness, manners, civility. Anything. It's such a powerful force.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SURVIVAL INSTINCT»

Discover the use of survival instinct in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to survival instinct and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Your Survival Instinct Is Killing You: Retrain Your Brain to ...
Explaining that everyday occurrences in today's world are triggering limbic-brain reactions that originally evolved to warn people of real and immediate dangers, a guide to overcoming overactive survival impulses shares simple techniques ...
Marc Schoen, 2014
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Survival Instinct (Mills & Boon Love Inspired Suspense)
Rachelle McCalla. RACHELLE MCCALLA ate seventeen pounds of chocolate while writing this book. She also did 143 loads of laundry during that same time, and thinks folding towels is one of the best cures for writer's block (the other best  ...
Rachelle McCalla, 2013
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Survival Instinct
Betrayed and left for dead, D'onne "Mad Donna" Ulanti threatens to turn the cyberpunk world of Necromunda upside down in her fierce quest for vengeance. Original.
Andy Chambers, 2005
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Survival Instinct
Dear Ellen, I miss you terribly, and I'm sorry you're dead.
Doranna Durgin, 2010
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Survival Instinct of a Woman
"Survival Instinct of a Woman" is based upon actual life experiences of Linda, the woman I once was. On her twenty-first birthday, Linda married the devil at the altar of Hell.
Linda Gail, 2005
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Society Of Mind
5 SURVIVAL INSTINCT Many people seem to think that living things are born endowed with built-in instincts to survive. And certainly all animals do many things to stay alive. They build defenses against threats; they reproduce at any cost; they ...
Marvin Minsky, 1988
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Evolution, Culture, and Consciousness: The Discovery of the ...
However, not so well understood is the influence of the survival instinct on the learned, psychological level, especially in relation to the self-concept, which is also rooted in stored patterns of neurons. Freud pointed out how sexual instinct ...
Thomas Edward McNamara, 2004
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Zombie
He is the most believable and thoroughly terrifying sexual psychopath and killer ever to be brought to life in fiction, as Joyce Carol Oates achieves her boldest and most brilliant triumph yet—a dazzling work of art that extends the ...
Joyce Carol Oates, 2009
9
The Survival Instinct: Patience and Courage Series - Book Two
In this, the second book in the Patience and Courage Series, the story opens with Stephanie Clover at a very low ebb.
Rachel Bramble, 2010
10
Emotion and Spirit
concomitant which is over and above the survival instinct. This recklessness is a self-destruction. It goes contrary to the survival instinct. Freud introduced the idea of the death instinct to explain this phenomenon. It is a contradiction in terms to ...
Neville Symington, 1994

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SURVIVAL INSTINCT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term survival instinct is used in the context of the following news items.
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Profiling: Sin or Survival Instinct.
(ThyBlackMan.com) It was after dark. I was taking a short cut to the convenience store through an alley. Ahead of me, a middle-aged white woman was walking ... «ThyBlackMan, Dec 14»
2
Brits losing survival instinct - survey
Mankind has come a long way since the days of hunters and gatherers - but the modern British man's survival gene could be in danger of becoming extinct. «3News NZ, May 14»
3
Acidic water robs reef fish of survival instinct
Continued exposure to carbon dioxide seriously compromises the safety of small reef fish, with research showing they lose their survival instincts and become ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Apr 14»
4
Brooke's message: Act on survival instinct
Use this content. TRUST YOUR INSTINCT: Car accident survivor Brooke Pratt is a supporter of Road Safety Awareness Week. John Mccutcheon ... «The Sunshine Coast Daily, Mar 14»
5
Walking Dead: Survival Instinct dev Terminal Reality closed – report
The studio's last game was the critically-panned Walking Dead: Survival Instinct under publisher Activision. The site ads that the Terminal Reality website ... «VG247, Dec 13»
6
Can't get children to eat greens? Blame it on the survival instinct
Blame it on the survival instinct. Researchers note that toddlers were far more reluctant to grasp plants than artificial items such as spoons or pipe cleaners - they ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Nov 13»
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Do you have a fear of holes? It could be survival instinct, says new …
Gagging at flowers and chocolate probably doesn't sound like a clever survival instinct. But almost by accident, Geoff Cole, a vision and attention expert at the ... «Toronto Star, Sep 13»
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Activision's Awful The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct Made NPD's …
Activision's decision to exploit/trick Walking Dead fans by dumping Terminal Reality's The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct onto the market seems to have paid off ... «We Got This Covered, Apr 13»
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I Broke The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
In before "already broken HUHEHUEHUEHUE" Also known as hungry zombie feeding simulator. It's a short as fuck video because playing this game is worse ... «YouTube, Apr 13»
10
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct review
Merle and Daryl from "The Walking Dead" TV show venture from town to town in Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, encountering stragglers who will only assist as ... «Newsday, Apr 13»

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