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resuscitate

[ ri-suhs-i-teyt ]
/ rɪˈsʌs ɪˌteɪt /
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verb (used with object), re·sus·ci·tat·ed, re·sus·ci·tat·ing.

to revive, especially from apparent death or from unconsciousness.

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Origin of resuscitate

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

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British Dictionary definitions for resuscitate

resuscitate
/ (rɪˈsʌsɪˌteɪt) /

verb

(tr) to restore to consciousness; revive

Derived forms of resuscitate

resuscitable, adjectiveresuscitation, nounresuscitative, adjective

Word Origin for resuscitate

C16: from Latin resuscitāre, from re- + suscitāre to raise, from sub- up from below + citāre to rouse, from citus quick
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Medical definitions for resuscitate

resuscitate
[ rĭ-sŭsĭ-tāt′ ]

v.

To restore consciousness, vigor, or life to.
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