mouth-to-mouth

adjective

Definition of mouth-to-mouth

: of, relating to, or being a method of artificial respiration in which the rescuer's mouth is placed tightly over the victim's mouth in order to force air into the victim's lungs by blowing forcefully enough every few seconds to inflate them

First Known Use of mouth-to-mouth

1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mouth-to-mouth was in 1909

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“Mouth-to-mouth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mouth-to-mouth. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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mouth-to-mouth

adjective

Medical Definition of mouth-to-mouth

: of, relating to, or being a method of artificial respiration in which the rescuer's mouth is placed tightly over the victim's mouth in order to force air into the victim's lungs by blowing forcefully enough every few seconds to inflate them mouth-to-mouth resuscitation

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