first aid

noun
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018
: emergency care or treatment given to an ill or injured person before regular medical aid can be obtained

Examples of first aid in a Sentence

  1. She gave him first aid for his sprained ankle.

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First Known Use of first aid

1867

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FIRST AID Defined for English Language Learners

first aid

  • : emergency treatment given to a sick or injured person


FIRST AID Defined for Kids

first aid

noun
: care or treatment given to an ill or injured person in an emergency

Medical Dictionary

first aid

noun \ ˌfərst-ˈād \
: emergency care or treatment given to an ill or injured person before regular medical aid can be obtained


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