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Syllabification: par·a·med·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌperəˈmedik

Definition of paramedic in English:


A person who is trained to do medical work, especially emergency first aid, but is not usually a fully qualified physician.
Example sentences
  • The hotel was sealed off as a team of paramedics treated one of the injured workers.
  • The man was later carried out by police and paramedics, put on a stretcher and taken by ambulance to hospital.
  • He was also taken by paramedics to the Friarage and was suffering from knee, ankle and facial injuries.

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