resuscitate

[ri-suhs-i-teyt]
verb (used with object), resuscitated, resuscitating.
to revive, especially from apparent death or from unconsciousness.

Origin:
1525–35; < Latin resuscitātus (past participle of resuscitāre to reawaken), equivalent to re- re- + sus- sus- + cit(āre) to move, arouse (see cite1) + -ātus ate1

resuscitable [ri-suhs-i-tuh-buhl] , adjective
resuscitation, noun
resuscitative, adjective
nonresuscitable, adjective
nonresuscitation, noun
nonresuscitative, adjective
unresuscitable, adjective
unresuscitated, adjective
unresuscitating, adjective
unresuscitative, adjective
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resuscitate (rɪˈsʌsɪˌteɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to restore to consciousness; revive
 
[C16: from Latin resuscitāre, from re- + suscitāre to raise, from sub- up from below + citāre to rouse, from citus quick]
 
re'suscitable
 
adj
 
resusci'tation
 
n
 
re'suscitative
 
adj

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resuscitate
1530s, earlier resuscit (late 14c.), from L.L. resuscitationem, from L. resuscitatus, pp. of resuscitare "rouse again, revive," from re- "again" + suscitare "to raise, revive," from sub "(up from) under" + citare "to summon" (see cite).
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resuscitate re·sus·ci·tate (rĭ-sŭs'ĭ-tāt')
v. re·sus·ci·tat·ed, re·sus·ci·tat·ing, re·sus·ci·tates
To restore consciousness, vigor, or life to.

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Example sentences
Would that the purists could resuscitate thou instead.
But they will hardly resuscitate a profession in crisis.
Both swore to avenge the dead and resuscitate the living.
The company that killed the electric car is ready to resuscitate it.
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