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living will

noun
1.
a document instructing physicians, relatives, or others to refrain from the use of extraordinary measures, as life-support equipment, to prolong one's life in the event of a terminal illness.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75
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  • How someone could take an end of life directive or a living will as that is nuts.
  • High costs of living and high living will come down.
  • Global enforcement of minimum standards of living will have to be vigilantly pursued to mitigate corporate exploitation.
  • At that rate, their standard of living will double in a decade.
  • In the process, the standard of living will go down to meet its demand after the deflationary measure to make it consumable.
  • If the businesses make more money, the standard of living will grow in the smaller countries.
  • High costs of living and high living will come down.
  • Only tried and tested inventions and ways of living will remain with us.
  • Many people remain depressed because their standard of living will come down due to economic crunch.
  • The species that will keep living will be the primitive animals.
British Dictionary definitions for living will

living will

noun
1.
a document stating that if its author becomes terminally ill, his or her life should not be prolonged by artificial means, such as a life-support machine
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living will in Medicine

living will liv·ing will (lĭv'ĭng)
n.
A will in which the signer requests not to be kept alive by medical life-support systems in the event of a terminal illness.

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