first aid


first aid
noun
emergency care given before regular medical aid can be obtained (Freq. 1)
Hypernyms: ↑care, ↑attention, ↑aid, ↑tending

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noun
: emergency and sometimes makeshift treatment given to someone (as a victim of an accident) requiring immediate attention where regular medical or surgical care is not available

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first-aid, adj.first-aider, n.
emergency aid or treatment given to someone injured, suddenly ill, etc., before regular medical services arrive or can be reached.
[1880-85]

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first aid noun
Immediate treatment of a wounded or sick person before full medical attention
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Main Entry:first

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first aid UK US noun [uncountable]
basic medical treatment given as soon as someone is injured or becomes ill
Thesaurus: medical and health treatmentshyponym

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first aid,
emergency treatment given to a person who is injured or suddenly ill before a doctor comes.
first-aid «FURST AYD», adjective.
of or for first aid: »

a first-aid kit.

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n. help given to a sick or injured person until full medical treatment is available

an expert in emergency first aid | [as adj.] a first-aid kit

Derivatives:
first aider ['ādər] n.

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noun [noncount]
: emergency treatment given to a sick or injured person

She gave him first aid for his sprained ankle.

◇ A first aid kit is a set of materials and tools used for giving first aid.

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ˌfirst ˈaid [first aid] noun uncountable
simple medical treatment that is given to sb before a doctor comes or before the person can be taken to a hospital

to give first aid

a first-aid course

 
Example Bank:

At least one member of staff should be trained in first aid.

While one of you gives first aid, the other should call an ambulance.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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