a person or thing that resuscitates.
Medicine/Medical. a device used in the treatment of asphyxiation that, by forcing oxygen or a mixture of oxygen and carbon dioxide into the lungs, initiates respiration.

1840–50; resuscitate + -or2 Unabridged
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resuscitator (rɪˈsʌsɪˌteɪtə)
1.  an apparatus for forcing oxygen or a mixture containing oxygen into the lungs
2.  a person who resuscitates

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resuscitator re·sus·ci·ta·tor (rĭ-sŭs'ĭ-tā'tər)
One that resuscitates, as an apparatus that forces oxygen or a mixture of oxygen and carbon dioxide into the lungs of a person who has undergone partial asphyxiation.

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They rush the body to an ice bath, and then they keep blood flowing with a heart-lung resuscitator.
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