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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 resuscitation
  • Team members race to revive a sedated tiger, even giving it mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
  • One surgical team performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
  • Susan clutched his suit and breathed deeply into it, as though by doing so she could give him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
  • His political resuscitation now looks extremely unlikely.
  • Trainers performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the basketball player until paramedics arrived.
  • Fluid resuscitation with crystalloid and blood transfusion are usually necessary.
  • Inadequate fluid resuscitation causes renal failure and death.
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

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.

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

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