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life-sustaining

Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. being the seat or source of life; performing a necessary function in the living body.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. performing an essential function in the living body

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Examples

  • I urge anyone going through a divorce to build a life-sustaining support system.

    Henry Gornbein: Are You Caught In A Never Ending Divorce?

  • In late December, The New York Times reported that under new Medicare regulations for annual physical examination, "the government will pay doctors who advise patients on options for end-of-life care, which may include advance directives to forgo aggressive life-sustaining treatment."

    The Fact Checker: Strike two for Obamacare

  • God did not promise that the atmosphere will forever be healthy and life-sustaining.

    Karl Giberson, Ph.D: Why Evangelicals Are Fooled Into Accepting Pseudoscience

  • On Christmas Day, the New York Timesreported that President Obama would issue a Medicare regulation January 1st, which provides that "the government will pay doctors who advise patients on options for end-of-life care, which may include advance directives to forgo aggressive life-sustaining treatment."

    Linda Milazzo: CNN Reignites the Death Panel Myth & Sparks My Network Moment

  • Last spring, NASA scored a big success when its Phoenix probe landed on Mars, dug a little trench, and uncovered ice, with all its life-sustaining implications.

    Across the Universe

  • That consciousness acknowledges that while a certain tree, forest, or mountain itself may not be holy, the life-sustaining services it provides -- the oxygen we breathe, the water we drink -- are what make existence possible, and so deserve our respect and veneration.

    Wangari Maathai: Spiritual Environmentalism: Healing Ourselves by Replenishing the Earth

  • Human consciousness acknowledges that while a certain tree, forest, or mountain itself may not be holy, the life-sustaining services it provides -- the oxygen we breathe, the water we drink -- are what make existence possible.

    Wangari Maathai: Spiritual Environmentalism: Healing Ourselves by Replenishing the Earth

  • Regarding the ancient human customs of exploiting the land in order to extract useful subterranean mineral resources and such vital life-sustaining substances as potable water and clearing of forest lands for agricultural and ranch lands and constructions of trade-sustaining safe-harbor ports; whether these endeavors have been good for the earth or its inhabitants in general over time is a question of perspective.

    Mining companies in Oaxaca

  • Nationwide, about 20% of ICU patients have very little hope of recovery, yet are undergoing costly life-sustaining interventions, according to a study in Critical Care Medicine last year.

    Critical (Re)thinking

  • An elderly heart patient, fresh out of life-sustaining medicine, is stuck two miles from the pharmacist.

    Norm Stamper: Occupy's Tactics

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