Definition of life-sustaining in English:

Share this entry



Serving to continue or support life: a measure giving courts a greater chance to review decisions to end life-sustaining care
More example sentences
  • Matthew, a 2-year-old Antioch boy who had waited 15 months for a life-sustaining kidney and liver transplant, had his new organs.
  • The similarity between the rocks that trapped it and those on Mars raises the hope that comparable life-sustaining water could lie buried beneath the red planet's surface.
  • We truly appreciate his selecting us as beneficiaries of this life-sustaining gift to our children.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: life-sustain¦ing

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.