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mouth-to-mouth Syllabification: mouth-to-mouth
Pronunciation: /ˌmouTHtəˈmouTH/

Definition of mouth-to-mouth in English:


Denoting a method of artificial respiration in which a person breathes into an unconscious patient’s lungs through the mouth: mouth-to-mouth resuscitation
More example sentences
  • In a recent meeting, medical directors of emergency medical services agreed that attempting to talk 911 callers through mouth-to-mouth procedures wasted valuable time.
  • I tried anything to get her to wake, but she wouldn't open her eyes; the only way left was to do the mouth-to-mouth procedure.
  • However, if you're not trained in emergency procedures, doctors recommend skipping mouth-to-mouth rescue breathing and proceeding directly to chest compression.


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Mouth-to-mouth respiration.
Example sentences
  • All of our staff are fully trained in First Aid and a teacher, Robert Marks, administered mouth-to-mouth.
  • I gave her mouth-to-mouth as my housemate Charlotte rang for an ambulance.
  • ‘The doorman who gave her mouth-to-mouth received a commendation from the paramedics,’ he said.

Words that rhyme with mouth-to-mouth

Louth, mouth, south

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