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life support system

noun
     
Related topics: Hospital, Space
life support system [countable]
1 also life support machineMH a piece of equipment that keeps someone alive when they are extremely ill
2TTS a piece of equipment that keeps people alive in conditions where they would not normally be able to live, such as in space

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