re·​sus·​ci·​ta·​tor | \ ri-ˈsə-sə-ˌtā-tər How to pronounce resuscitator (audio) \

Definition of resuscitator

: one that resuscitates specifically : an apparatus used to restore respiration (as to a partially asphyxiated person)

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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.,, "When an Indian hospital was running out of oxygen, these doctors tried to help. So why were they sent to jail?," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of resuscitator

1808, in the meaning defined above

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re·​sus·​ci·​ta·​tor | \ ri-ˈsəs-ə-ˌtāt-ər How to pronounce resuscitator (audio) \

Medical Definition of resuscitator

: one that resuscitates specifically : an apparatus used to restore respiration (as of a partially asphyxiated person)

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