Definition of life-save in English:

life-save

Pronunciation /ˈlʌɪfseɪv/

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verb

  • To rescue (a person, etc.) from death, especially from death by drowning; to act towards as a lifesaver.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in ‘Josephine Bell’ (1897–1987) (real name D. B. C. Ball). From life + save, after lifesaver, life-saving, and life-saving.