[lahyf-suh-pawrt, -pohrt] /ˈlaɪf səˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt/
of or relating to equipment or measures that sustain or artificially substitute for essential body functions, as breathing or disposal of body wastes:
Without life-support equipment, the patient might die.
of or relating to equipment or measures that provide, within a surrounding hostile environment, as outer space or ocean depths, a life-sustaining environment similar to that found on the earth’s surface:
the life-support system of a spacecraft or submarine.
of or relating to anything that fosters or sustains life, success, or continued existence, as of a person, thing, or nation:
the life-support system of the economy.
of or providing the equipment required to sustain human life in an unnatural environment, such as in space, or in severe illness or disability
- Life-support system
life-support system n.
noun, Insurance. 1. . noun 1. another name for mortality table life table n. A representation of the survivorship of a defined population.
[lahyf-thret-ning, -thret-n-ing] /ˈlaɪfˌθrɛt nɪŋ, -ˌθrɛt n ɪŋ/ adjective 1. endangering life: a life-threatening illness.
[lahyf-tahym] /ˈlaɪfˌtaɪm/ noun 1. the time that the life of someone or something continues; the term of a life: peace within our lifetime. 2. Physics. . adjective 3. for the duration of a person’s life: He has a lifetime membership in the organization. /ˈlaɪfˌtaɪm/ noun 1. 2. the length of time that something functions, is […]