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Noun: life-support system
  1. Equipment that makes life possible in otherwise deadly environmental conditions
    "the astronauts relied on their life-support systems";
    - life support
  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 system";
    - life support

Derived forms: life-support systems

Type of: equipment

Encyclopedia: Life-support system