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resuscitate

verb re·sus·ci·tate \ri-ˈsə-sə-ˌtāt\

: to bring (someone who is unconscious, not breathing, or close to death) back to a conscious or active state again

re·sus·ci·tat·edre·sus·ci·tat·ing

Full Definition of RESUSCITATE

transitive verb
:  to revive from apparent death or from unconsciousness; also :  revitalize
intransitive verb
re·sus·ci·ta·tion \ri-ˌsə-sə-ˈtā-shən, ˌrē-\ noun
re·sus·ci·ta·tive \ri-ˈsə-sə-ˌtā-tiv\ adjective

Examples of RESUSCITATE

  1. The patient stopped breathing but doctors were able to resuscitate him.
  2. <she hopes to resuscitate the currently defunct charity organization>

Origin of RESUSCITATE

Latin resuscitatus, past participle of resuscitare to reawaken, from re- + suscitare to rouse, from sub-, sus- up + citare to put in motion, stir — more at sub-, cite
First Known Use: 1532

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RESUSCITATE Defined for Kids

resuscitate

verb re·sus·ci·tate \ri-ˈsə-sə-ˌtāt\
re·sus·ci·tat·edre·sus·ci·tat·ing

Definition of RESUSCITATE for Kids

:  to bring back from apparent death or unconsciousness
Medical Dictionary

resuscitate

transitive verb re·sus·ci·tate \ri-ˈsəs-ə-ˌtāt\
re·sus·ci·tat·edre·sus·ci·tat·ing

Medical Definition of RESUSCITATE

:  to revive from apparent death or from unconsciousness <resuscitate a nearly drowned person by artificial respiration>

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