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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KISS OF LIFE: Steve Ogrizovic (above) tried to revive Mark Lavine (left) after his collapse
While Pamela phoned for an ambulance Julie gave him the kiss of life.
Thomas Sewell, 45, gave Millie Angus the kiss of life after she stopped breathing at her home in Perth.
The woman, named only as Mandy, was brought to shore semi-conscious before Mr Broughton gave the kiss of life.
Darren's attempts to give his father the kiss of life were in vain.
"I will have to make sure there is a doctor on the bench for every game from now on to give me the kiss of life," said Moyes.
ANIMAL lover Alexandra Gilmour dragged an unconscious dog from a smoke-filled room - and saved the hound with the kiss of life.
A MUM who trained as a St John Ambulance worker saved her desperately ill baby with the kiss of life.
Ex-lifeguard Mathias gave Ian, 50, the kiss of life and got him breathing before he was taken to hospital in Manchester.
Residents found Craig Eaton, 22, who lived in Anfield, dying in the street and fought to save him with heart massage and the kiss of life.
Responding to a 999 call, the beat bobbies set to work on heart massage and the kiss of life after they discovered he had lost his pulse and had stopped breathing.