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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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  • The big life-saver who had carried the sufferer in was already at work in an attempt at resuscitation.

    The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • He knew all the latest, most wonderful methods of resuscitation.

    Out of the Depths Robert Ames Bennet
  • Every appliance of resuscitation known to science was brought into use, but in vain.

    The Ordeal Charles Egbert Craddock
  • It was the first time that he had been out to supper since his resuscitation.

  • The invasion of the Danes was, in fact, the resuscitation of the courage and manliness of the nationalities they attacked.

  • We tried every means of resuscitation, but they were entirely ineffectual.

    Macaria Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
  • The first resuscitation of Richelieu comes near to impressing one, the second is simply silly.

    The English Stage Augustin Filon
  • "There was a resuscitation of the family portraits, too, dear," she remarked.

British Dictionary definitions for resuscitation

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 resuscitation
n.

early 15c., from Old French resuscitation or directly from Late Latin resuscitationem (nominative resuscitatio), noun of action from past participle stem of resuscitare (see resuscitate).

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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resuscitation in Medicine

resuscitation re·sus·ci·ta·tion (rĭ-sŭs'ĭ-tā'shən)
n.
The act of resuscitating or the state of being resuscitated.

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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