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life-saving

adj
1. acting to save a person's life
2. informal giving help in time of need
n
the practice or techniques of saving people's lives
Translations

life-saving

[ˈlaɪfseɪvɪŋ]
A. Nsalvamento m; (= training for life-saving) → socorrismo m
B. ADJ [equipment] → de salvamento, salvavidas (Med) [operation] → a vida o muerte
she was rushed to hospital for a life-saving operationla ingresaron de urgencia en el hospital para operarla a vida o muerte

life-saving

[ˈlaɪfˌseɪvɪŋ]
1. n (rescuing) → salvataggio
2. adj (treatment, drug) → che salva (or salvano ) la vita

life

(laif) plural lives (laivz) noun
1. the quality belonging to plants and animals which distinguishes them from rocks, minerals etc and things which are dead. Doctors are fighting to save the child's life.
2. the period between birth and death. He had a long and happy life.
3. liveliness. She was full of life and energy.
4. a manner of living. She lived a life of ease and idleness.
5. the period during which any particular state exists. He had many different jobs during his working life.
6. living things. It is now believed that there may be life on Mars; animal life.
7. the story of a life. He has written a life of Churchill.
8. life imprisonment. He was given life for murder.
ˈlifeless adjective
1. dead. a lifeless body.
2. not lively; uninteresting. The actress gave a lifeless performance.
ˈlifelike adjective
like a living person, animal etc. The statue was very lifelike; a lifelike portrait.
life-and-ˈdeath adjective
serious and deciding between life and death. a life-and-death struggle.
ˈlifebelt noun
a ring or belt filled with air or made of a material which floats, for keeping a person afloat.
ˈlifeboat noun
a boat for saving shipwrecked people.
ˈlifebuoy noun
a buoy intended to support a person in the water till he can be rescued.
ˈlife-cycle noun
the various stages through which a living thing passes. the life-cycle of the snail.
life expectancy
the (average) length of time a person can expect to live.
ˈlifeguard noun
a person employed to protect and rescue swimmers at a swimming-pool, beach etc.
ˈlife-jacket noun
a sleeveless jacket filled with material that will float, for keeping a person afloat.
ˈlifeline noun
a rope for support in dangerous operations or thrown to rescue a drowning person.
ˈlifelong adjective
lasting the whole length of a life. a lifelong friendship.
ˈlife-saving noun
the act or skill of rescuing people from drowning. The boy is being taught life-saving.
ˈlife-size(d) adjective, adverb
(of a copy, drawing etc) as large as the original. a life-sized statue.
ˈlifetime noun
the period of a person's life. He saw many changes in his lifetime.
as large as life
in person; actually. I went to the party and there was John as large as life.
bring to life
to make lively or interesting. His lectures really brought the subject to life.
come to life
to become lively or interesting. The play did not come to life until the last act.
for life
until death. They became friends for life.
the life and soul of the party
a person who is very active, enthusiastic, amusing etc at a party.
not for the life of me
not even if it was necessary in order to save my life. I couldn't for the life of me remember his name!
not on your life!
certainly not!. `Will you get married?' `Not on your life!'
take life
to kill. It is a sin to take life.
take one's life
to kill oneself.
take one's life in one's hands
to take the risk of being killed.
to the life
exactly (like). When he put on that uniform, he was Napoleon to the life.

life-saving

مُنْقِذٌ لِلحَيَاة život zachraňující livreddende lebensrettend σωστικός que salva vidas henkiä pelastava de sauvetage što spašava život salvavita 救命の 생명을 구해주는 levensreddend livreddende ratowniczy salva-vida спасательный livräddnings– ซึ่งช่วยชีวิต can kurtaran cứu mạng 救生的
References in classic literature ?
THE Gallant Crew at a life-saving station were about to launch their life-boat for a spin along the coast when they discovered, but a little distance away, a capsized vessel with a dozen men clinging to her keel.
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Victor was a fine body of a man, and through a lucky friendship managed to get into the life-saving service.
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ON A DANGEROUS SEACOAST where shipwrecks often occur there was a once a crude little life-saving station.
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