life support

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life support

n.
A life-support system: a patient on life support.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.life support - equipment that makes life possible in otherwise deadly environmental conditionslife support - equipment that makes life possible in otherwise deadly environmental conditions; "the astronauts relied on their life-support systems"
equipment - an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
2.life support - medical equipment that assists or replaces important bodily functions and so enables a patient to live who otherwise might not survive; "the patient is on life support"
equipment - an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
Translations

life support

n (Med) → lebenserhaltende Apparate pl; she’s on life supportsie wird künstlich am Leben erhalten
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