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life-sustaining

Line breaks: life-sustain¦ing

Definition of life-sustaining in English:

adjective

Serving to continue or support life: a measure giving courts a greater chance to review decisions to end life-sustaining care
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  • As temperatures rise, deserts will spread and life-sustaining weather patterns such as the North Indian monsoon could be disrupted.
  • Such an attack could close businesses and federal agencies, disrupt hospital service and communication, potentially knock out medical devices such as insulin pumps and pacemakers, and knock offline life-sustaining, critical infrastructure, including communications, energy networks, and food and water distribution networks.
  • More than 90 percent of the iron in an adult human's 25 trillion life-sustaining red blood cells is recycled from worn-out cells.

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