[ ri-suhs-i-tey-ter ]
/ rɪˈsʌs ɪˌteɪ tər /


a person or thing that resuscitates.
Medicine/Medical. a device used in the treatment of asphyxiation that, by forcing oxygen or a mixture of oxygen and carbon dioxide into the lungs, initiates respiration.

Origin of resuscitator

First recorded in 1840–50; resuscitate + -or2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for resuscitator

  • The resuscitator of 'Portrait' book-plates in England in recent times was the late Mr. Thoms.

    Book-Plates|William J. Hardy

British Dictionary definitions for resuscitator


/ (rɪˈsʌsɪˌteɪtə) /


an apparatus for forcing oxygen or a mixture containing oxygen into the lungs
a person who resuscitates
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for resuscitator


[ rĭ-sŭsĭ-tā′tər ]


One that resuscitates, as an apparatus that forces oxygen or a mixture of oxygen and carbon dioxide into the lungs of a person who has undergone partial asphyxiation.
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