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  1. Medicine/Medical. do not resuscitate (used in hospitals and other health-care facilities to indicate to the staff the decision of a patient's doctors and family, or of the patient by a living will, to avoid extraordinary means of prolonging life).
  2. Also D.N.R. do not return.
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DNR

abbreviation for
  1. do not resuscitate
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DNR

abbr.
  1. do not resuscitate (a physician's order to refrain from initiating a code blue)
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