life support noun
medical : the equipment, material, and treatment needed to keep a very sick or hurt patient alive
: the things that are needed to keep someone alive in a place (such as outer space) where life is usually not possible
: medical life-support equipment <the patient was placed on life support>
Examples of LIFE SUPPORT
- He was removed from life support.
- She was put on life support.
- equipment providing life support for astronauts
First Known Use of LIFE SUPPORT
life support noun (Medical Dictionary)
: equipment, material, and treatment needed to keep a seriously ill or injured patient alive <research shows that if basic life support is used on serious trauma victims within four minutes and advanced life support within eight, nearly 50% of them survive—Nancy Gibbs et al> <was on full life support for three weeks—Richard Hoffer>
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