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Definition 1: medical equipment that assists or replaces important bodily functions and so enables a patient to live who otherwise might not survive - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where life support or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the patient is on life support

Synonyms for life support in the sense of this definition

(life support is a kind of ...) an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service

Definition 2: equipment that makes life possible in otherwise deadly environmental conditions - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where life support or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the astronauts relied on their life-support systems

Synonyms for life support in the sense of this definition

(life support is a kind of ...) an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service

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