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Definition of the noun life support

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  1. equipment that makes life possible in otherwise deadly environmental conditions
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of life support: life-support system
    • more generic word: equipment = an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
  2. medical equipment that assists or replaces important bodily functions and so enables a patient to live who otherwise might not survive
    • example: the patient is on life support
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of life support: life-support system
    • more generic word: equipment = an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service

Alternative definition of the noun life support


  1. An artificial system designed to provide oxygen in an environment that lacks oxygen.
  2. A machine that keeps the body of an ill or injured person alive.


  1. "Life Support" is a 2007 American film starring Queen Latifah. It is loosely based on the real life story of Ana Wallace, a HIV-positive woman.
  2. Life Support was a comedy programme on Australia's SBS network which satirised lifestyle television programs. It ran for three seasons. On Australia Day 2006, a Life Support Marathon was shown on the Comedy Channel showing the first series and half of the second.
  3. Life Support is a tv program.


"Life Support" is a book by Tess Gerritsen.

  • also known as "Life Support Cassette", "Roter Engel", Roter Engel.
  • genres: Fiction, Mystery


  1. "Life Support" is the fourth studio album by Australian soft rock band Air Supply, released in 1979. The album contains the original version of the later hit single "Lost in Love", which peaked at #1 on Australian charts. "Just Another Woman" would also be re-released on the album Lost in Love.
    • genre: Soft rock
    • released in (36 years ago)
  2. "Life Support" is a musical single of The Fades.
    • released on (12 years ago)
  3. "Life Support" is a musical album of Eric Gadd.
    • released on (13 years ago)
  4. "Life Support" is a composition.


Life support, or aircrew life support, in aviation, is the field centered on, and related technologies used in, ensuring the safety of aircrew, particularly military aviation. This includes safety equipment capable of helping them survive in the case of a crash, accident, or malfunction.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Life support

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Google previewBailliere's Nurses' Dictionary - E-Book (2014)

for Nurses and Healthcare Workers by Barbara F. Weller

Immediate Life Support (ILS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS). Basic Life Support is further divided into two sections: in hospital and out of hospital.

Google previewDictionary of Space Technology (2013)

by Joseph Angelo

Finally, waste management is responsible for the efficient handling, treatment, and disposal of human by-products, both liquid and solid For long-duration spacemissions, a regenerative life support system (RLS)will be designed to help ...

Google previewAustralian Nurses' Dictionary (2012)

by Jennie King, Rhonda Hawley

advanced life support (ALS) (‚ad'vanst lief ‚s'pawt) resuscitation techniques used during a cardiac arrest that follows on from basic life support. They include defibrillation and the administration of appropriate drugs.

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

The process of maintaining adequate ventilation and circulation as a holding operation until *advanced life support (ALS) is available. It involves assessing the patient to ensure there is no respiratory or cardiac activity and performing 30 ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

aviation life support equipment — See life support equipment.

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Donald Venes

SEE: Advanced Cardiac Life Support. SEE: basic cardiac l.s.; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; emergency cardiac care. ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT Mannequin used for training Advanced Medical L.S. SEE: Advanced Medical Life ...

Google previewChurchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Chris Brooker

British Dietetic Association BDD body dysmorphic disorder BEI bioelectrical impedance BID brought in dead BIH benign intracranial hypertension BIPAP biphasic positive airways pressure BLS basic life support BM bowel movement BMA ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Space Technology, Revised Edition (2009)

by Joseph A. Angelo

A life support system based solely on physical and chemical methods also would be limited because it would still require resup- ply of food and some means of waste disposal. A bioregenerative life support system incorporates biological ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

advanced burn life support (ABLS) advanced burn life support (ABLS), assessment and management of burn patients provided by emergency care personnel from the scene of injury through the first 24 hours following injury. It includes ...

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