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lifesaving

adjective life·sav·ing \ ˈlīf-ˌsā-viŋ \
|Updated on: 10 Aug 2018

Definition of lifesaving

: designed for or used in saving lives
  • lifesaving drugs

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First Known Use of lifesaving

1598

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lifesaving

noun

Definition of lifesaving

: the skill or practice of saving or protecting the lives especially of drowning persons

Examples of lifesaving in a Sentence

  1. All lifeguards are trained in lifesaving.

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First Known Use of lifesaving

1861

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LIFESAVING Defined for English Language Learners

lifesaving

Definition of lifesaving for English Language Learners

  • : designed for or used in saving people's lives


lifesaving

Definition of lifesaving for English Language Learners

  • : the skills needed to save the lives of people who are drowning


Medical Dictionary

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lifesaving

adjective life·sav·ing \ ˈlīf-ˌsā-viŋ \

medical Definition of lifesaving

: designed for or used in saving lives
  • lifesaving drugs

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lifesaving

noun

medical Definition of lifesaving

: the skill or practice of saving or protecting the lives especially of drowning persons


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