life extension

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life extension

Etymology: AS, lif, life; L, extenere, to stretch out
the process of extending the life span of an individual or population by intervention that promotes better use of preventive medicine and use of established diagnostic and therapeutic facilities.

life extension

A general term for any manoeuvre intended to increase longevity and vitality. Life-extending activities include a healthy diet, smoking cessation, drinking alcohol in moderation, exercise and reduction in stress; life-extending modalities (e.g., Gerovital and Live Cell Therapy) are of dubious efficacy.

life extension

The prolongation of life with healthful practices, e.g., regular exercise, balanced diet, abstaining from tobacco, and limiting consumption of alcohol.
Synonym: age retardation; biomedical gerontology; experimental gerontology
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He made note that tooling life-extension is helpful beyond the permanent mold shop so metalcasters would he aware of how much longer their tooling can last.
Another key life-extension effort proceeding this year is the Propulsion Replacement Program, which entered its second year of full-rate production with an October award of $224 million.
SEATTLE -- UtilX([R]) Corporation (An InfrastruX Group company) announced that it has received a multi-year order from Idaho Power Company to treat approximately 180,000 feet of power cable each year for up to three years with its proprietary CableCURE([R]) cable life-extension technology.
UtilX Corporation is the global leader in developing and applying life-extension technologies to aged power and telecommunication cables.
SEATTLE -- UtilX([R]) Corporation, the global leader in life-extension technologies for power and telecommunication cable, today announces the acquisition of the assets of the CableWise cable condition assessment business from DTE Energy Technologies, a non-utility subsidiary of DTE Energy Co.
SEATTLE -- UtilX(R) Corporation, the global leader in life-extension technologies for power and telecommunication cable, is proud to announce that it has surpassed the billion dollar mark.
and Puget Energy, is the global leader in life-extension technologies for underground power and telecommunications cables.