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life-preserving Line breaks: life-preserv¦ing

Definition of life-preserving in English:


Serving to maintain and continue life: life-preserving medical treatment
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  • The day I visited the clinic, there were no life-preserving antiretroviral drugs.
  • Pain's unpleasantness provides the motivation for adaptive, life-preserving responses.
  • Those were the charmed substances that some years ago were felt to contain life-preserving properties.

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