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resuscitate

[ri-suhs-i-teyt] /rɪˈsʌs ɪˌteɪt/
verb (used with object), resuscitated, resuscitating.
1.
to revive, especially from apparent death or from unconsciousness.
Origin
1525-1535
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
Related forms
resuscitable
[ri-suhs-i-tuh-buh l] /rɪˈsʌs ɪ tə bəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
resuscitation, noun
resuscitative, adjective
nonresuscitable, adjective
nonresuscitation, noun
nonresuscitative, adjective
unresuscitable, adjective
unresuscitated, adjective
unresuscitating, adjective
unresuscitative, adjective
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Examples from the web for resuscitate
  • 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.
  • The longer businesses are allowed to stagnate, the harder it is to resuscitate them.
  • Please formalize that by writing a do not resuscitate order.
  • Even if it did, that would not resuscitate the political process.
  • For others, though, the hog business has helped to resuscitate a stagnant economy and stave off suburban creep.
  • She does it because she believes that some day the making of handicrafts may resuscitate their disintegrating societies.
  • Indeed, it has tried and failed to resuscitate itself in the past.
British Dictionary definitions for resuscitate

resuscitate

/rɪˈsʌsɪˌteɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to restore to consciousness; revive
Derived Forms
resuscitable, adjective
resuscitation, noun
resuscitative, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Latin resuscitāre, from re- + suscitāre to raise, from sub- up from below + citāre to rouse, from citus quick
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Word Origin and History for resuscitate
v.

early 15c., "revive, restore," from Latin resuscitatus, past participle of resuscitare "rouse again, revive," from re- "again" (see re-) + suscitare "to raise, revive," from sub "(up from) under" (see sub-) + citare "to summon" (see cite). Intransitive use from 1650s. Related: Resuscitated; resuscitating. Earlier was resuscen "restore (someone) to life, resurrect" (c.1400).

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resuscitate in Medicine

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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