from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the methods, equipment, or conditions needed to sustain life.
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- n. Alternative spelling of life support.
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- adj. of or pertaining to equipment or methods used to sustain life
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CHALLENGE 3: To demonstrate a long-term life-support system in space.
It is called life-support in the medical profession, and it's called death knell in the economic world.
What his wife had referred to as his life-support system was a tangle of translucent tubes, oxygen bottles, IV sacs, a catheter, and electronic monitors that, upon first glance, made me think that perhaps technology might give Troy another season to run.
The ocean is our life-support system; it provides us food, water and oxygen.
They are much cheaper to build and operate than piloted aircraft, primarily because they have no life-support systems.
But despite the efforts of his wife's medical colleagues in Swansea his life-support was turned off a week after he had been shot.
Although, we successfully avoided this near economic catastrophe, the economy has precipitously remained on life-support.
It's just conceivable that this might happen—that countries on the ECB life-support might put their nose to the grindstone to make good on their debts, held by ECB and others.
UFOs over Preston, guided tours of a subterranean civilisation, hospital dramas for chimps, a football grown from living cells, a room that feels like the afterlife, a self-sustaining organism made out of life-support machines – it's business as unusual at this bracing festival of cinema, digital culture and art, which demonstrates just how negotiable reality is.
"The Master Plan, on the funding side, is on a life-support system," he said.