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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’
- ‘Lifeboats and life-saving equipment were inadequate.’
- ‘Every year new and often life-saving extracts are discovered in wild plants.’
- ‘He's undergone a life-saving heart transplant despite having an incredibly rare blood type.’
- ‘Early antibiotic therapy may be life-saving.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Its personnel are extensively trained in life-saving techniques.’
- ‘Caught in time, a penicillin injection from a GP can be life-saving.’
- ‘Inside the handbag is a life-saving inhaler.’
- ‘Do we insist upon patients accepting life-saving treatment which is contrary to their strongly held religious beliefs?’
- ‘Many companies go bust before potentially life-saving products ever reach market.’
- ‘Having a medical scan may no longer be the life-saving process we once thought it was.’
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’
- ‘He played hockey in winter and captained his team, and in summer he trained for life saving in which he holds a number of Royal Life Saving Society awards.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The people from St John will train us in basic first aid including life saving.’
- ‘From life imprisonment to life saving, they do it all.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Australia, the West Coast of the United States, and South Africa have very long traditions of surf life-saving.’
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