from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. That saves life, or is suited to save life, esp. from drowning
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Designed to save life; especially, designed to save those who are in danger of drowning.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. saving the lives of drowning persons
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And it stands to reason that if all children had received basic healthcare - defined as life-saving vaccinations and diarrhoea treatment - child mortality would have come down even further.
Mackey says "wake-up" stroke sufferers are more likely to miss out on a potentially life-saving clot-busting medication called tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, that can only be given within the first few hours after stroke symptoms begin.
The Disposable Pre-Paid Phone could be that life-saving device, which could get you out of a sticky situation.
While some faith institutions have world class evaluation practices, there is still a common view that filling out forms is useless bureaucracy when there is life-saving work to be done.
Much of this is thanks to the hundreds of businesses, non-profits, academic institutions, and foundations across the state zealously working to better conditions in all 144 developing countries and developing life-saving vaccines and pro-poor technologies and programs.
The Associated Press reports that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is planning to provide a dozen researchers with an additional $1 million over five years to test life-saving ideas, such as using microwaves to kill malaria parasites.
The SAGE Project is an internationally recognized human rights organization that provides important and life-saving services for children and adults in the San Francisco area.
Bear Atwood, legal director of the ACLU of Mississippi, said: "This initiative is extreme and could severely undermine women's access to birth control, in vitro fertilization and life-saving medical procedures."
These are the life-saving words that Charlotte the spider spins to save her friend Wilbur the piglet, the runt of a litter that is being reared for one purpose only.
The argument that life-saving intelligence was thereby obtained, and I accept that it was, still does not justify it.