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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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resurrection plant, resurrectionary, resurrectionism, resurrectionist, resurvey, resuscitate, resuscitation, resuscitator, resveratrol, reszke, reszke, jean de

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 resuscitation

resuscitate

/ (rɪˈsʌsɪˌteɪt) /

verb

(tr) to restore to consciousness; revive
Derived Formsresuscitable, 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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Medicine definitions for resuscitation (1 of 2)

resuscitation

[ rĭ-sŭs′ĭ-tāshən ]

n.

The act of resuscitating or the state of being resuscitated.

Medicine definitions for resuscitation (2 of 2)

resuscitate

[ rĭ-sŭsĭ-tāt′ ]

v.

To restore consciousness, vigor, or life to.
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