kiss of life


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kiss of life

n.
Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
A popular term for either mouth-to mouth or mouth-to-nose resuscitation in which a person blows gently into the mouth or nose of an unconscious person, metaphorically kissing them to life

kiss of life

Mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose artificial respiration.
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While Pamela phoned for an ambulance Julie gave him the kiss of life.
She says "I'd never been taught how to give a dog the kiss of life but I knew I had to breathe into his nose rather than his mouth.
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Ex-lifeguard Mathias gave Ian, 50, the kiss of life and got him breathing before he was taken to hospital in Manchester.
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Anne-Marie Mason, 32, of Port Talbot, South Wales, gave little Matthew Thompson, from Hull, the kiss of life.
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The computer shop owner gave the MP's aide the kiss of life and desperately urged him to: "Hang on in there, hang on in there.
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