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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  • Early antibiotic therapy may be life-saving.
  • Caught in time, a penicillin injection from a GP can be life-saving.
  • Lifeboats and life-saving equipment were inadequate.


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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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  • The people from St John will train us in basic first aid including life saving.
  • Community services completed by those receiving awards included the completion of first aid courses, surf life saving, helping children with disabilities and raising funds for cancer research.
  • Larry received numerous commendations for valor, meritorious service and life saving.

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