resuscitate

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

Definition of resuscitate

resuscitated; resuscitating
transitive verb
:to revive from apparent death or from unconsciousness; also :revitalize
intransitive verb

resuscitation

play \ri-ˌsə-sə-ˈtā-shən, ˌrē-\ noun

resuscitative

play \ri-ˈsə-sə-ˌtā-tiv\ adjective

Examples of resuscitate in a Sentence

  1. The patient stopped breathing but doctors were able to resuscitate him.

  2. she hopes to resuscitate the currently defunct charity organization

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Origin and Etymology 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



RESUSCITATE Defined for English Language Learners

resuscitate

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Definition of resuscitate for English Language Learners

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


RESUSCITATE Defined for Kids

resuscitate

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

Definition of resuscitate for Students

resuscitated; resuscitating
:to bring back from apparent death or unconsciousness

Medical Dictionary

resuscitate

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

medical Definition of resuscitate

resuscitated; resuscitating
:to revive from apparent death or from unconsciousness
  • resuscitate a nearly drowned person by artificial respiration


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