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fire·fight·eralso fire fighter (fīr′fī′tər)
A member of a fire department who fights fires.
fire′fight′ing adj. & n.
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a. the occupation of attempting to control and extinguish fires
b. (as modifier): firefighting equipment.
2. the practice of reacting to urgent problems as they arise, as opposed to planning for the future
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