resuscitator

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

noun

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.

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Origin of resuscitator

First recorded in 1840–50; resuscitate + -or2
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Example sentences 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

resuscitator
/ (rɪˈsʌsɪˌteɪtə) /

noun

an apparatus for forcing oxygen or a mixture containing oxygen into the lungs
a person who resuscitates
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Medical definitions for resuscitator

resuscitator
[ rĭ-sŭsĭ-tā′tər ]

n.

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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