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English noun: life support

1. life support (artifact) equipment that makes life possible in otherwise deadly environmental conditions


SamplesThe astronauts relied on their life-support systems.


Synonymslife-support system


Broader (hypernym)equipment

2. life support (artifact) medical equipment that assists or replaces important bodily functions and so enables a patient to live who otherwise might not survive


SamplesThe patient is on life support.


Synonymslife-support system


Broader (hypernym)equipment









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