lifesaving

adjective
life·​sav·​ing | \ ˈlīf-ˌsā-viŋ How to pronounce lifesaving (audio) \

Definition of lifesaving

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: designed for or used in saving lives lifesaving drugs

lifesaving

noun

Definition of lifesaving (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Examples of lifesaving in a Sentence

Noun All lifeguards are trained in lifesaving.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Other passengers have verbally abused and taunted flight attendants trying to enforce airline mask requirements, treating the potentially lifesaving act as a pandemic game of cat-and-mouse. Michael Laris, Anchorage Daily News, 2 Jan. 2021 As more public health officials have recommended face coverings, shortages in vital protective gear have turned ordinary citizens, fashion designers, and luxury brands into lifesaving mask-makers. Ryan Lenora Brown, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 June 2020 Recent reporting by The Times reveals that the United States has only about 160,000 ventilators available — far fewer than what is needed to provide lifesaving treatments in the most critical cases. New York Times, 31 Mar. 2020 The order comes in response to a federal lawsuit filed in late March by two elderly Texas inmates who argued they were denied access to potentially lifesaving tools to combat the pandemic. Dave Boucher, Dallas News, 15 May 2020 Trump last month invoked the Defense Production Act to compel U.S. companies to make the lifesaving equipment, which is running in short supply in hot spots across the country. Dominick Mastrangelo, Washington Examiner, 6 Apr. 2020 The group started by providing people with Narcan, a lifesaving medication that can treat narcotic overdoses in emergency situations. NBC News, 6 Mar. 2020 Using this crude formula to produce her ashy, greasy water, Nini would have made the most lifesaving medical product ever developed by humankind. Cody Cassidy, Time, 5 May 2020 The city’s lease for the training station, where firefighters practice lifesaving skills, ends in 2024. Dominic Fracassa, SFChronicle.com, 23 Feb. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun One was in emergency surgery after a school resource officer applied a lifesaving tourniquet, Aurora Police Chief Vanessa Wilson said. NBC News, 15 Nov. 2021 The effect of the Democratic proposal to allow Medicare to negotiate directly with pharmaceutical companies might be that these companies will abandon research and development of lifesaving and life-improving therapies for people with rare diseases. WSJ, 26 Oct. 2021 But there’s another lifesaving measure that could also help reduce covid deaths — and deaths from lots of other diseases, too. Washington Post, 5 Oct. 2021 John Legend and Katy Perry were among the performers at the fete—which raised more than €5 million for the lifesaving work the organization does to vaccinate, educate and protect millions of vulnerable children around the world. Didi Gluck, Town & Country, 16 Sep. 2021 Empowering the Secretary of HHS to set the prices of prescription drugs will reduce incentives for innovation and will lead to fewer lifesaving and life-enhancing medications. Brian Blase, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021 Los Angeles County junior lifeguards learn lifesaving and CPR instruction, fitness-building, discipline and ocean safety throughout the popular program. Los Angeles Times, 16 July 2021 The 28-year old frequently volunteers to transport lifesaving medications for the San Francisco’s Drug Overdose Prevention and Education Project, the largest distribution program of its kind in the country. Nora Mishanec, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 June 2021 Winning the overall points title highlighted Francis’ skill versatility in numerous lifesaving disciplines. Emmett Hall, sun-sentinel.com, 26 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of lifesaving

Adjective

1598, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1861, in the meaning defined above

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“Lifesaving.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lifesaving. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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lifesaving

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of lifesaving

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: designed for or used in saving people's lives

lifesaving

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lifesaving (Entry 2 of 2)

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

lifesaving

adjective
life·​sav·​ing | \ ˈlīf-ˌsā-viŋ How to pronounce lifesaving (audio) \

Medical Definition of lifesaving

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: designed for or used in saving lives lifesaving drugs

lifesaving

noun

Medical Definition of lifesaving (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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