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Noun: life support
  1. Equipment that makes life possible in otherwise deadly environmental conditions
    - life-support system
  2. 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";
    - life-support system
Adjective: life-support
  1. Of or pertaining to equipment or methods used to sustain life
    "the astronauts relied on their life-support systems"

Derived forms: life supports

Type of: equipment

Encyclopedia: Life support