to revive, especially from apparent death or from unconsciousness.
- re·sus·ci·ta·ble [ri-suhs-i-tuh-buhl], /rɪˈsʌs ɪ tə bəl/, adjective
- re·sus·ci·ta·tion, noun
- re·sus·ci·ta·tive, adjective
- non·re·sus·ci·ta·ble, adjective
- non·re·sus·ci·ta·tion, noun
- non·re·sus·ci·ta·tive, adjective
- un·re·sus·ci·ta·ble, adjective
- un·re·sus·ci·tat·ed, adjective
- un·re·sus·ci·tat·ing, adjective
- un·re·sus·ci·ta·tive, adjective
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How to use resuscitate in a sentence
Klimas told the Blade he attempted to resuscitate Rieschick after calling 911.Prominent D.C. Realtor, avid traveler Kurt Rieschick dies at 50 | Lou Chibbaro Jr. | January 20, 2021 | Washington Blade
The employee, who was born in 1998 and joined Pinduoduo in July 2019, could not be resuscitated and died after nearly six hours of first aid, according to a statement.Death of young worker renews criticism of Chinese tech’s relentless ‘996’ work culture | Claire Zillman, reporter | January 5, 2021 | Fortune
Elliott Management, the hedge fund that took B&N private last year, brought in Daunt to resuscitate Waterstones’ much larger American cousin.
The book also includes new sordid details about his treatment of Goucher that are unlikely to help resuscitate his image.
In some cases, doctors gave patients do-not-resuscitate orders without family or patient consent, sometimes overruling families that wanted everything done for their loved one, three nurses said.The Hospital System Sent Patients With Coronavirus Home to Die. Louisiana Legislators Are Demanding an Investigation. | by Annie Waldman and Joshua Kaplan | September 14, 2020 | ProPublica
Efforts to resuscitate her failed and she was pronounced dead at nearby Albert Einstein Medical Center.
That, too, is the test for Cadillac—to resuscitate a legend.
The string of flat-lined attempts to resuscitate the genre that preceded The Maya Rudolph Show certainly speaks to that.
Firefox no longer has its moral high-horse, and that leaves its fragile state without anyone to resuscitate it if flatlines.OkCupid Keeps Up Its Firefox Boycott for CEO’s Anti-Gay Stance | Gregory Ferenstein | April 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They are said to have lowered her and done all they could to resuscitate her, but she was now beyond help.The Tragic Decline of Mary Kennedy, Found Dead in Apparent Suicide | Michael Daly | May 17, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Just 45 minutes after this second patient had been brought into the operating room the effort to resuscitate him began.Essays In Pastoral Medicine | Austin Malley
But very soon various causes combined to resuscitate the dialect literature.
They may be battered and even sundered for a time, but each successive shock will only serve to resuscitate their vitality.Life and sport in China | Oliver G. Ready
Kneeling over his parent, Dick set to work to resuscitate the almost drowned man.The Boy Land Boomer | Ralph Bonehill
A few drops sprinkled upon a corpse sufficed to resuscitate it.
British Dictionary definitions for resuscitate
(tr) to restore to consciousness; revive
- resuscitable, adjective
- resuscitation, noun
- resuscitative, adjective
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