kiss of life

noun the kiss of life
  1. mouth-to mouth or mouth-to-nose resuscitation in which a person blows gently into the mouth or nose of an unconscious person, allowing the lungs to deflate after each blow
  2. something that revitalizes or reinvigorates
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kiss of life in Medicine

kiss of life

n.
  1. Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
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