— rescuable , adj. — rescueless , adj. — rescuer , n.
/res"kyooh/ , v. , rescued, rescuing , n.
1. to free or deliver from confinement, violence, danger, or evil.
2. Law. to liberate or take by forcible or illegal means from lawful custody.
3. the act of rescuing.
[ 1300-50; (v.) ME rescuen rescourre, equiv. to re- RE- + escourre to shake, drive out, remove excutere ( ex- EX- 1 + -cutere, comb. form of quatere to shake); (n.) ME, deriv. of the v. ]
Syn. 1. liberate, release, save, redeem, ransom, extricate, recover. 3. liberation, deliverance, release, redemption, recovery.