Definition of life-saving in English:

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Serving or intended to save a person’s life, especially from illness or injury: life-saving drugs he is due to undergo a life-saving operation within weeks Mary’s life-saving work in Africa
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  • The global counterfeit business is out of control, targeting everything from computer chips to life-saving medicines.
  • A drunken, grief-stricken sailor is the only member of the medical staff on board who can possibly perform a delicate life-saving operation on the officer.
  • Many companies go bust before potentially life-saving products ever reach market.


[mass noun]
The action or process of saving another person’s life, especially from drowning: Warren was involved in teaching generations of children swimming, personal survival, and life-saving
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  • Australia, the West Coast of the United States, and South Africa have very long traditions of surf life-saving.
  • Faced with cuts in previous years, deaneries have come close to denying doctors the opportunity to take courses to learn essential skills like advanced life-saving.
  • From life imprisonment to life saving, they do it all.
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