maintain life


: to make it possible for life to exist or continue
They barely had enough food to maintain life.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In many instances, a prenuptial agreement requires each spouse to maintain life insurance on the other to ensure a level of liquidity, either from a policy’s death benefit or from its cash value. Jim Farmer, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2023 The medicine must be essential to maintain life or to continue therapy for a chronic condition. Mike Cason |, al, 2 Sep. 2021 The two fused to form a mutually beneficial relationship that has lasted more than a billion years, with the latter providing a safe, comfortable home and the former becoming a powerhouse, fueling the processes necessary to maintain life. Diana Kwon, Discover Magazine, 3 July 2021 Metabolism is a biological term that refers to all the chemical reactions needed to maintain life in an organism. Terezie Tolar-peterson, The Conversation, 28 Dec. 2020 The seeds of new structures are being planted today -- ones that will help to maintain life and society. Tarot Astrologers,, 17 Dec. 2020

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“Maintain life.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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