resuscitator

noun

re·​sus·​ci·​ta·​tor ri-ˈsə-sə-ˌtā-tər How to pronounce resuscitator (audio)
: one that resuscitates
specifically : an apparatus used to restore respiration (as to a partially asphyxiated person)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web With an Ambu-Bag resuscitator, the paramedic forced air into his lungs. Lizzie Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Sep. 2020 Most people are familiar with Ambu bags from scenes in TV programs like ER where paramedics compress the manual resuscitator bags to help patients breathe as they’re rushed inside from an ambulance. Erin Schulte, Wired, 21 Aug. 2020 There are tens of thousands of no-frills resuscitators used by paramedics and the military. Andrew Jacobs, New York Times, 25 Mar. 2020 Xerox, Vortan partner to produce single-use, disposable resuscitators Xerox, best known for its office copying machines, is pairing up with Vortran to produce a device for the current pandemic and future disasters. Kevin Mccoy, USA TODAY, 8 Apr. 2020 In the late 19th century, a Viennese doctor developed an infant resuscitator box, which was reportedly used successfully. Time, 7 Apr. 2020 On top sat a manual resuscitator — basically an inflatable bag used by nurses and doctors to pump air into patients who aren’t breathing. Joshua Fechter, ExpressNews.com, 31 Mar. 2020 Hospital staff switched to a backup supply of oxygen gas cylinders and manual resuscitators as doctors searched for additional cylinders from local gas suppliers and medical clinics. Parth M.n., latimes.com, 29 June 2018 Hospital staff switched to a backup supply of oxygen gas cylinders and manual resuscitators as doctors searched for additional cylinders from local gas suppliers and medical clinics. Parth M.n., latimes.com, 29 June 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1808, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of resuscitator was in 1808

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Cite this Entry

“Resuscitator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resuscitator. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

resuscitator

noun

re·​sus·​ci·​ta·​tor ri-ˈsəs-ə-ˌtāt-ər How to pronounce resuscitator (audio)
: one that resuscitates
especially : a device used to restore or assist the respiration of a person who is not breathing normally

Medical Definition

resuscitator

noun

re·​sus·​ci·​ta·​tor ri-ˈsəs-ə-ˌtāt-ər How to pronounce resuscitator (audio)
: one that resuscitates
specifically : an apparatus used to restore respiration (as of a partially asphyxiated person)
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