first aid

first aid
noun Date: 1882 emergency care or treatment given to an ill or injured person before regular medical aid can be obtained

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • first aid — first′ aid′ n. treatment given before regular medical services can be obtained • Etymology: 1880–85 first′ aid′, adj. first′ aid′er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • first aid — first aid, adj. first aider, n. emergency aid or treatment given to someone injured, suddenly ill, etc., before regular medical services arrive or can be reached. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • first aid — n [U] simple medical treatment that is given as soon as possible to someone who is injured or who suddenly becomes ill ▪ Being given first aid at the scene of the accident probably saved his life …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • first aid — emergency treatment for injury or sudden illness, before regular medical care is available first aid [fʉrst′ād′] adj …   English World dictionary

  • first aid — noun uncount basic medical treatment given as soon as someone is injured or becomes sick …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • first-aid — first aid·er; …   English syllables

  • first aid — ► NOUN ▪ help given to a sick or injured person until full medical treatment is available …   English terms dictionary

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  • first aid — noun emergency care given before regular medical aid can be obtained (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑care, ↑attention, ↑aid, ↑tending * * * noun : emergency and sometimes makeshift treatment given to someone (as a victim of an accident) requiring… …   Useful english dictionary

  • first aid — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ emergency VERB + FIRST AID ▪ administer, give ▪ While one of you gives first aid, the other should call an ambulance. ▪ receive (BrE) …   Collocations dictionary

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