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life-saving

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlife-savingˈlife-ˌsaving1, lifesaving /ˈlaɪfˌseɪvɪŋ/ adjective [only before noun] 🔊 🔊 life-saving medical treatments or equipment are used to help save people’s liveslife-saving surgery/treatment/drugs etc 🔊 The boy needs a life-saving transplant operation.
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life-savingCritics maintain excessive regulation can stand in the way of business expansion and faster approval of life-saving drugs.But a craft that size would carry alternative life-saving equipment.Sometimes, cowboys use more heroic life-saving measures, lifting weak cattle into trucks so they can be hauled to greener pastures.For that he was awarded his first life-saving medal.It involved another Down's baby, a girl called Alexandra, who required a life-saving operation to remove an intestinal obstruction.The 59-year-old star needed two life-saving operation to remove blood clots and was left in a deep coma after brain surgery.And the first indications were that his potential life-saving operation went well.a life-saving operationDramatic life-saving techniques, organ transplants and similar developments have popular appeal.
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life-savinglife-saving2, lifesaving /ˈlaɪfˌseɪvɪŋ/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 DSSthe skills necessary to save a person from drowning 🔊 All of the staff have been trained in lifesaving.
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life-savingEven those doctors who practise in areas remote from hospitals do relatively little life-saving.
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