- to revive, especially from apparent death or from unconsciousness.
Origin of resuscitate
Related Wordsrestore, energize, invigorate, rejuvenate, resurrect, revitalize, save, enliven, renovate, enkindle, arouse, awaken
Examples from the Web for resuscitate
Efforts to resuscitate her failed and she was pronounced dead at nearby Albert Einstein Medical Center.The Mystery Death Of A Female Firefighter
December 13, 2014
That, too, is the test for Cadillac—to resuscitate a legend.Nationalism on Four Wheels
October 18, 2014
The string of flat-lined attempts to resuscitate the genre that preceded The Maya Rudolph Show certainly speaks to that.Can Maya Rudolph Save the Variety Show?
May 20, 2014
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
April 1, 2014
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
May 17, 2012
Even Rachel's return could not resuscitate it for more than one or two.Aunt Rachel
David Christie Murray
Now after all, by what right do you presume to resuscitate a man?The Man With The Broken Ear
Not at all, for I am free to resuscitate the seeming corpse.The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles
Jean Henri Fabre
It would be foolish, nay, impossible, to try to resuscitate an old form of art.Style in Singing
W. E. Haslam
A physician was called at once, and attempted to resuscitate him.
- (tr) to restore to consciousness; revive
Word Origin and History for resuscitate
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).
- To restore consciousness, vigor, or life to.