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English definition of “life-saving”

life-saving

adjective uk (also lifesaving)   /ˈlaɪfˌseɪ.vɪŋ/ us  
done to prevent someone from dying: She had a life-saving operation to remove a blood clot. the charity's life-saving work in AfricaTreating and caring for people

life-saving

noun [U] uk   /ˈlaɪfˌseɪ.vɪŋ/ us  
actions that can save someone's life when they have fallen into water: a certificate in life-savingPreserving and savingDefending and protectingSwimming
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