Definition of paramedic noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌpærəˈmedɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpærəˈmedɪk//
Medical staff, Professions
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a person whose job is to help people who are sick or injured, but who is not a doctor or a nurse Paramedics treated the injured at the roadside. compare ambulance worker Wordfinderaccident, ambulance, casualty, first aid, hospital, injure, paramedic, stretcher, victim, witness See related entries: Medical staff, Professions
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: paramedic