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first aid

noun [U] uk   us  
basic medical treatment that is given to someone as soon as possible after they have been hurt in an accident or suddenly become ill: Did you learn any first aid at school? first-aid equipment
Translations of “first aid”
in Korean 응급 처치…
in Arabic اسْعافات أَوليّة…
in Portuguese primeiros socorros…
in Catalan primers auxilis…
in Japanese 応急手当て…
in Italian pronto soccorso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 急救…
in Russian первая помощь…
in Turkish ilk yardım…
in Chinese (Simplified) 急救…
in Polish pierwsza pomoc…
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