verb (used with object), re·sus·ci·tat·ed, re·sus·ci·tat·ing.
- resurrection plant,
- reszke, jean de
Origin of resuscitate
Examples from the Web for resuscitate
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|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|DAILY BEAST
The next moment, with trembling hands, she was helping Henry West to resuscitate the unconscious man.The Brand|Therese Broderick
In the two sons of Ivan we recognise again the myth of the Avinu, the celestial physicians who resuscitate the solar hero.Zoological Mythology, Volume I (of 2)|Angelo de Gubernatis
Such lines as these make a brave attempt to resuscitate the measured sound of the greater asclepiad.
In case of an accident one must proceed with the various methods which are used to resuscitate a person who has been choked.Legends|August Strindberg
No amount of the portentous signalling that went on night after night could resuscitate our faith in the Military.The Siege of Kimberley|T. Phelan
Word Origin 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).