Word of the Day : April 28, 2019

resuscitate

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verb rih-SUSS-uh-tayt

Definition

1 : to revive from apparent death or from unconsciousness; also : revitalize

2 : come to, revive

Did You Know?

The 16th century was a good one for words ending in the suffix -ate. Not only did our featured word, resuscitate, breathe life into the English language but so did the verbs anticipate ("to give advance thought, discussion, or treatment to"), eradicate ("to do away with completely"), estimate ("to esteem" or "to appraise"), and perpetuate ("to make perpetual"). It was a good century for words about words, too—vocabulary, quip, and hearsay all premiered as well.


Examples

Christine took a CPR class to learn how to resuscitate victims of heart attacks, near drowning, and other medical emergencies.

"The government's usual tactics to resuscitate growth—unleashing a wave of loans or spending on infrastructure—won't be much help for the service, financial and tech industries. Experts say the government will need to think of long-term policy reforms to get over this bump." — Alisha Haridasani Gupta, The New York Times, 14 Mar. 2019



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