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1. One that saves a life.
2. See lifeguard.
3. One that provides help in a crisis or emergency.
4. A life preserver shaped like a ring.

life′sav′ing n.
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Noun1.lifesaving - saving the lives of drowning personslifesaving - saving the lives of drowning persons; "he took a course in lifesaving"
deliverance, rescue, saving, delivery - recovery or preservation from loss or danger; "work is the deliverance of mankind"; "a surgeon's job is the saving of lives"
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Summary: Canberra [Australia], Jan 19 (ANI): Two teenage boys have been rescued by a brand new lifesaving drone off the coast of New South Wales in Australia.
A CHARITY has repeated its call for first aid education to be an integral part of the school curriculum in Wales after a survey revealed that most people lack confidence in their lifesaving skills.
BLYTH Swimming and Lifesaving Club's fab five have splashed out on once-in-a-life-time sporting success.
The money, made available by the Inshore and inland rescue boat grant scheme, can be used to purchase lifesaving equipment, such as boats, life jackets and safety gear.
campaign, a collaboration now in its fourth year, which aims to help provide lifesaving vaccines to children in developing countries.
We've always prided ourselves on our ethical approach to fundraising and we need to make sure that we respect our supporters' wishes and only speak to those who want to hear about our lifesaving work.
Synopsis: "Station 119: From Lifesaving to Marine Research" by Kenneth W.
VISITORS to Beacon Park in Lichfield will soon have access to a new lifesaving defibrillator thanks to funding from Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership.
The event takes place on Saturday, January 17 at Cowbridge Town Hall, High Street, Cowbridge, between 10am and 1pm when participants will receive training in vital lifesaving skills to deal with emergencies.
TWO kind-hearted volunteers have been honoured by the Royal Lifesaving Society at a ceremony in London.
Denise Donnelly took up the campaign after being inspired by thoughts of dying children while she had lifesaving treatment in hospital at home.
4 -- Lieutenant Yoshitha Rajapaksa, son of the President graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and declared open the newly constructed lifesaving post at Dehiwala beach yesterday.