Definition of life-support
- life-support equipment
He was removed from life support.
She was put on life support.
equipment providing life support for astronauts
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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
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