- to revive, especially from apparent death or from unconsciousness.
Origin of resuscitate
Related Wordsrejuvenation, revitalization, rebirth, renascence, recovery, resurgence, revivification, quickening, renewal, regeneration, renaissance, awakening, restoration, consolation, resurrection, cheering, invigoration, recrudescence, reactivation, reanimation
Examples from the Web for resuscitation
Both the resuscitation trial and the foam are “way, way out there,” King said.New 'Suspended Animation' Procedure Saves Lives by Replacing Blood with a Cold Electrolyte Solution
April 2, 2014
There was no other monitoring or resuscitation equipment in the room.Jackson Trial’s Shocking Testimony
September 30, 2011
Diving, rescue and resuscitation of the drowning.Prerequisite: Hygiene 2.College Teaching
He knew all the latest, most wonderful methods of resuscitation.Out of the Depths
Robert Ames Bennet
Be able to demonstrate the Sylvester and Schaefer methods of resuscitation.Boy Scouts Handbook
Boy Scouts of America
It was the first time that he had been out to supper since his resuscitation.The Man With The Broken Ear
We tried every means of resuscitation, but they were entirely ineffectual.Macaria
Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
- (tr) to restore to consciousness; revive
Word Origin and History for resuscitation
early 15c., from Old French resuscitation or directly from Late Latin resuscitationem (nominative resuscitatio), noun of action from past participle stem of resuscitare (see 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).
- The act of resuscitating or the state of being resuscitated.
- To restore consciousness, vigor, or life to.