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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 of resuscitate
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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  • It is the aim of this book to resuscitate interest in the poetess, and in the literary circle over which she reigned supreme.

    Anna Seward Stapleton Martin
  • Even Rachel's return could not resuscitate it for more than one or two.

    Aunt Rachel David Christie Murray
  • He bit his nether lip instead and regarded Duff in a peculiar way, as the latter continued his efforts to resuscitate the boy.

    Ralph Granger's Fortunes William Perry Brown
  • It would be foolish, nay, impossible, to try to resuscitate an old form of art.

    Style in Singing W. E. Haslam
  • Now after all, by what right do you presume to resuscitate a man?

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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