first aid

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


first-aid, adjective
first-aider, noun Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
first aid
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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