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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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All proceeds from the winning bid will go towards the lifesaving work of the Wales Air Ambulance Charity, which provides a lifesaving air ambulance service for Wales' critically ill and injured patients.
It has taken over from the station's Mersey class lifeboat, the Moira Barrie, which has looked after lifesaving in Cardigan Bay for more than 26 years.
Mr Hafeez expressed dissatisfaction with the out-of-order hospital equipment and the shortage of lifesaving drugs.
The former England and Manchester United captain had the "lifesaving treatment" for throat cancer in 2011.
These funds are meant for the sponsorship of its existing fleet of 60 lifesaving ambulances.
The event also included a demonstration and on the spot basic training in lifesaving skills for the participants, keeping in mind that a medical emergency can happen anywhere and in anyone's home, and knowing basic lifesaving skills can actually save precious lives while people are waiting for an ambulance to reach.
Members of Blyth Lifesaving and Swimming Club are heading to Adelaide, Australia, to contest the World Lifesaving Championships.
Through the training, volunteers will also get entry to a lifesaving career in the tourism and emergency services.
KARACHI -- Due to flawed policy of the Sindh Health Department, public hospitals around Sindh have run out of lifesaving medicines.
Since one of the most effective forms of treatment is a shock from an AED, officers will now be able to play a vital role in the lifesaving process when seconds count.
Maddie's Fund is granting $2,580,741 to support the Million Cat Challenge as it expands its lifesaving work in shelters across North America.