Meaning of “life-saving” in the English Dictionary

"life-saving" in British English

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life-savingadjective

also lifesaving uk /ˈlaɪfˌseɪ.vɪŋ/ us /ˈlaɪfˌseɪ.vɪŋ/

done to prevent someone from dying:

She had a life-saving operation to remove a blood clot.
the charity's life-saving work in Africa

life-savingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈlaɪfˌseɪ.vɪŋ/ us /ˈlaɪfˌseɪ.vɪŋ/

(Definition of “life-saving” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)