- 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
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Examples from the Web for first aid
My only real expenses have been things like first-aid kits, water-purification tablets, batteries, walkie talkies and the like.How to Prepare for December 21, 2012? Preppers Weigh In
December 21, 2012
The marathon is a 26-mile-long feeding, hydrating, first-aid, and security system.New York City Marathon Would Have Been a Logistical Nightmare
November 2, 2012
He put one arm, still with the bandages of the first-aid men, about the girl.Two Thousand Miles Below
Charles Willard Diffin
Jed arrived with first-aid stuff, and I set to work, Jed helping.
He didn't look at us, and he hadn't touched the first-aid stuff on the rock.
They are unarmed, but equipped with first-aid kits and stretchers.The Emma Gees
Herbert Wes McBride
And we can haul out a lot of grub, and a first-aid kit and such.David Lannarck, Midget
George S. Harney
- immediate medical assistance given in an emergency
- (as modifier)first-aid box
- (in Barbados) a small shop that sells domestic items after hours
- Emergency treatment administered to an injured or sick person before professional medical care is available.
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