EMT

noun
\ ˌē-(ˌ)em-ˈtē How to pronounce EMT (audio) \

Definition of EMT

: a specially trained medical technician certified to provide basic emergency services (such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation) before and during transportation to a hospital — compare paramedic sense 2

First Known Use of EMT

1972, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for EMT

emergency medical technician

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“EMT.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/EMT. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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EMT

noun
How to pronounce EMT (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of EMT

: a person who is trained to provide emergency medical services to patients who are being taken to a hospital

EMT

noun
\ ˌē-ˌem-ˈtē How to pronounce EMT (audio) \
plural EMTs or EMT's

Kids Definition of EMT

: a person that is trained to give emergency medical care to a patient before and on the way to a hospital

EMT

noun
\ ˈē-ˈem-ˈtē How to pronounce EMT (audio) \

Medical Definition of EMT

: a specially trained medical technician certified to provide basic emergency services (as cardiopulmonary resuscitation) before and during transportation to a hospital

called also emergency medical technician

— compare paramedic sense 2

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