abbr. Canadian Pacific Railway.

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an emergency procedure consisting of external cardiac massage and artificial respiration; the first treatment for a person who has collapsed and has no pulse and has stopped breathing; attempts to restore circulation of the blood and prevent death or brain damage due to lack of oxygen
Hypernyms: ↑resuscitation, ↑emergency procedure

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1. Canadian Pacific Railway
2. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (medicine)

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CPR UK [ˌsiː piː ˈɑː(r)] US [ˌsi pi ˈɑr] noun [uncountable] medical
cardiopulmonary resuscitation: a medical treatment in which you breathe air into someone’s mouth and press their chest repeatedly in order to make them start breathing again and make their heart start working again
Thesaurus: medical and health treatmentshyponym

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CPR (no periods),
an emergency procedure performed on the victim of a cardiac arrest; cardiopulmonary resuscitation: »

The revolutionary heartstarting technique known as CPR…consists of hard pressure on the lower…breastbone 60 to 70 times a minute (to force blood out of the heart) alternating with mouth-to-mouth ventilation (Time).

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abbr. cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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/ˌsiːˌpiːˈɑɚ/ noun [noncount]
medical : a way of trying to save the life of someone who has stopped breathing and whose heart has stopped beating

They pulled her out of the swimming pool and began CPR.

CPR is an abbreviation for “cardiopulmonary resuscitation.”

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CPR 7 [CPR] [ˌsiː piː ˈɑː(r)] [ˌsiː piː ˈɑːr] noun uncountable
the abbreviation for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (breathing air into the mouth of an unconscious person and pressing on their chest to keep them alive by sending air around their body)

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