first aid

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

Origin:
1880–85

first-aid, adjective
first-aider, noun
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first aid
 
n
1.  a.  immediate medical assistance given in an emergency
 b.  (as modifier): first-aid box
2.  (in Barbados) a small shop that sells domestic items after hours

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first aid n.
Emergency treatment administered to an injured or sick person before professional medical care is available.


first'-aid' adj.
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Example sentences
The organization offers training in oxygen first aid to help the divers care
  for themselves and each other.
In many wilderness emergency situations, first aid will be a serious concern.
Trainees learn emergency procedures, such as evacuating an airplane,
  administering first aid and water survival tactics.
In the case of inhalation, the only first aid recommended is removal from the
  source to fresh air.
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