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Definition of life-support machine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

life-support machine

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noun
BrE BrE//ˌlaɪf səˈpɔːt məʃiːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌlaɪf səˈpɔːrt məʃiːn//
 
(also life-support system) Hospitals
 
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a piece of equipment that keeps somebody alive when they are extremely ill/sick and cannot breathe without help He was put on a life-support machine in intensive care. See related entries: Hospitals