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resuscitator

[ri-suhs-i-tey-ter]
noun
  1. a person or thing that resuscitates.
  2. 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.
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Origin of resuscitator

First recorded in 1840–50; resuscitate + -or2
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Historical Examples

  • 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

resuscitator

noun
  1. an apparatus for forcing oxygen or a mixture containing oxygen into the lungs
  2. a person who resuscitates
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resuscitator in Medicine

resuscitator

(rĭ-sŭsĭ-tā′tər)
n.
  1. 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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