sustain life

  • 1 Life support (disambiguation) — Life support is a set of therapies for preserving a patient s life when essential body systems are not functioning sufficiently to sustain life.Life support may also refer to:* Advanced cardiac life support, urgent treatment for life threatening… …

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  • 2 Life support — Life support, in the medical field, refers to a set of therapies for preserving a patient s life when essential body systems are not functioning sufficiently to sustain life unaided. Life support therapies utilize some combination of several… …

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  • 3 life-support — adj providing support necessary to sustain life esp of, relating to, or being a life support system <life support equipment> …

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  • 4 sustain — 01. The cheetah can run at speeds of over 80 km/h, but can only [sustain] that speed for a very short time. 02. We need to find a [sustainable] energy source to replace our fossils fuels because eventually there won t be any oil or gas left. 03.… …

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  • 5 life-support — adjective of or pertaining to equipment or methods used to sustain life • Pertains to noun: ↑life support system * * * ¦ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷ adjective : providing support necessary to sustain life ; especially : of, relating to, or being a life… …

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  • 6 sustain */*/ — UK [səˈsteɪn] / US verb [transitive] Word forms sustain : present tense I/you/we/they sustain he/she/it sustains present participle sustaining past tense sustained past participle sustained 1) to provide the conditions in which something can… …

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  • 7 sustain — sus|tain [ sə steın ] verb transitive ** 1. ) to provide the conditions in which something can happen or exist: Only two of the planets could sustain life. Analysts believe present economic growth can be sustained without inflation. 2. ) FORMAL… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 8 sustain — [səˈsteɪn] verb [T] 1) to provide the conditions that allow something to happen or exist Only two of the planets could sustain life.[/ex] Can the country s economic growth be sustained?[/ex] 2) formal to give someone strength, energy, or hope A… …

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  • 9 life-support — adjective Date: 1965 providing support necessary to sustain life; especially of or relating to a system providing such support < life support equipment > …

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  • 10 Sustain — Sus*tain , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sustained}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sustaining}.] [OE. sustenen, susteinen, OF. sustenir, sostenir, F. soutenir (the French prefix is properly fr. L. subtus below, fr. sub under), L. sustinere; pref. sus (see {Sub }) +… …

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  • 11 Life Without Principle — is an essay by Henry David Thoreau that gives his program for right livelihood.Themes# Don’t cheat people by conspiring with them to protect their comfort zones. # Don’t make religions and other such institutions the sort of intellectual comfort… …

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  • 12 life-sustaining treatment — Medical procedures that would only prolong the process of dying or sustain a condition of permanent unconsciousness. A patient who is receiving life sustaining treatment will die soon, whether or not treatment is administered. Life sustaining… …

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  • 13 life-support — life′ support adj. med of or pertaining to equipment or measures that sustain or artificially substitute for essential body functions, as breathing, or that allow humans to function within a hostile environment, as outer space or ocean depths •… …

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  • 14 sustain — [[t]səste͟ɪn[/t]] ♦♦♦ sustains, sustaining, sustained 1) VERB If you sustain something, you continue it or maintain it for a period of time. [V n] But he has sustained his fierce social conscience from young adulthood through old age... [V n] The …

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  • 15 Life in Great Britain during the Industrial Revolution — Industrial revolution is defined as the vast social and economic changes that resulted from the development of steam powered machinery and mass production methods, beginning in the late eighteenth century in Great Britain and extending through… …

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  • 16 Life Sciences — ▪ 2009 Introduction Zoology       In 2008 several zoological studies provided new insights into how species life history traits (such as the timing of reproduction or the length of life of adult individuals) are derived in part as responses to… …

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  • 17 life — That state of animals, humans, and plants or of an organized being, in which its natural functions and motions are performed, or in which its organs are capable of performing their functions. The interval between birth and death. The sum of the… …

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  • 20 life-support — /luyf seuh pawrt , pohrt /, adj. 1. of or pertaining 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. 2 …

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