resuscitate

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verb re·sus·ci·tate \ri-ˈsə-sə-ˌtāt\

Definition of resuscitate

resuscitated

resuscitating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to revive from apparent death or from unconsciousness; also :  revitalize

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  come to, revive

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>

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


First Known Use: 1532


RESUSCITATE Defined for English Language Learners

resuscitate

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verb re·sus·ci·tate \ri-ˈsə-sə-ˌtāt\

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

  1. :  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

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resuscitating

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



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