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artificial respiration

noun [U] uk   us  
the act of forcing air in and out of the lungs of a person who has stopped breathing, especially by blowing into their mouth and pressing their chest to help them start breathing again: Rescuers pulled the child from the river, and she was given artificial respiration.Resuscitation
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