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first aid

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  1. emergency aid or treatment given to someone injured, suddenly ill, etc., before regular medical services arrive or can be reached.

Origin of first aid

First recorded in 1880–85
Related formsfirst-aid, adjectivefirst-aid·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for first aid

first aid

    1. immediate medical assistance given in an emergency
    2. (as modifier)first-aid box
  1. (in Barbados) a small shop that sells domestic items after hours
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first aid in Medicine

first aid

  1. Emergency treatment administered to an injured or sick person before professional medical care is available.
Related formsfirst-aid adj.
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