What does first aid mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. first aid(noun)

    emergency care given before regular medical aid can be obtained


  1. first aid(n.)

    Medical care provided immediately after an injury or sudden illness for the purpose of minimizing injurious effects, before more complete medical care becomes available.


  1. first aid(Noun)

    Basic medical care given to a an injury victim, usually where the injury is slight or where better care is not available.


  1. First aid

    First aid is the provision of initial care for an illness or injury. It is usually performed by non-expert, but trained personnel to a sick or injured person until definitive medical treatment can be accessed. Certain self-limiting illnesses or minor injuries may not require further medical care past the first aid intervention. It generally consists of a series of simple and in some cases, potentially life-saving techniques that an individual can be trained to perform with minimal equipment. While first aid can also be performed on all animals, the term generally refers to care of human patients.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of first aid in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of first aid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kerem Kinik:

    This is the first (aid) ship after the Turkish and the Israeli governments' agreement.

  2. Sandra Tsiligeridu:

    He was shaking and he had hypothermia, thank god my husband is a doctor, he gave him first aid.

  3. Steffen Conradsen:

    We place people on deck where there is room, we can give them some first aid and food but that is it.

  4. Police Superintendent Andy Greatwood:

    He's received treatment -- first aid -- on the ground and it's fair to say he's now sitting up and talking -- so looking very positive.

  5. Bart Janssens:

    We do not yet have the final casualty figures, but our medical teams are providing first aid and treating the injured patients and MSF personnel.

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