lifesaving
I. adjective Date: 1858 designed for or used in saving lives <
lifesaving drugs
>
II. noun Date: 1919 the skill or practice of saving or protecting the lives especially of drowning persons

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • lifesaving — I = life saving lifesaving UK [ˈlaɪfˌseɪvɪŋ] / US or life saving UK / US adjective done in order to prevent someone from dying a lifesaving operation II UK [ˈlaɪfˌseɪvɪŋ] / US noun [uncountable] skills that you need to save someone who has fallen …   English dictionary

  • lifesaving — noun (U) the skills necessary to save a person from drowning: She has a bronze medal in lifesaving …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • lifesaving — n. saving of lives; rescuing adj. made or intended to save lives …   English contemporary dictionary

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