verb (-tated; -tating) Etymology: Latin resuscitatus, past participle of resuscitare to reawaken, from re- + suscitare to rouse, from sub-, sus- up + citare to put in motion, stir — more at sub-, cite Date: 1532 transitive verb to revive from apparent death or from unconsciousness; also revitalize intransitive verb come to, reviveresuscitation nounresuscitative adjective

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  • Resuscitate — Re*sus ci*tate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Resuscitated};p. pr. & vb. n. {Resuscitating}.] To revivify; to revive; especially, to recover or restore from apparent death; as, to resuscitate a drowned person; to resuscitate withered plants. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Resuscitate — Re*sus ci*tate, v. i. To come to life again; to revive. [1913 Webster] These projects, however often slain, always resuscitate. J. S. Mill. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Resuscitate — Re*sus ci*tate, a. [L. resuscitatus, p. p. of resuscitare; pref. re re + suscitare to raise, rouse. See {Suscitate}.] Restored to life. [R.] Bp. Gardiner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • resuscitate — I verb breath fresh life into, bring back to life, cure, improve, reanimate, recreate, recuperate, reestablish, refresh, regenerate, rehabilitate, reinvigorate, rekindle, remedy, renew, restore, restore to life, resurrect, revivify, renovate,… …   Law dictionary

  • resuscitate — (v.) 1530s, earlier resuscit (late 14c.), from L.L. resuscitationem, from L. resuscitatus, pp. of resuscitare rouse again, revive, from re again (see RE (Cf. re )) + suscitare to raise, revive, from sub (up from) under + citare …   Etymology dictionary

  • resuscitate — vb *restore, revive, revivify Analogous words: reanimate (see base word at QUICKEN): rekindle (see base word at LIGHT vb) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • resuscitate — [v] revive arouse, awaken, breathe new life into*, bring back to life, bring to*, come to life, energize, enkindle, enliven, give mouth to mouth resuscitation, invigorate, perform CPR, rejuvenate, renovate, restore, resurrect, revitalize, save,… …   New thesaurus

  • resuscitate — ► VERB 1) revive from unconsciousness. 2) make active or vigorous again. DERIVATIVES resuscitation noun resuscitative adjective resuscitator noun. ORIGIN Latin resuscitare raise again …   English terms dictionary

  • resuscitate — [ri sus′ə tāt΄] vt. resuscitated, resuscitating [< L resuscitatus, pp. of resuscitare, to revive < re , again + suscitare, to raise up, revive < sus , for sub ,SUB + citare, to arouse: see CITE] to revive or revitalize; bring back to… …   English World dictionary

  • resuscitate — [[t]rɪsʌ̱sɪteɪt[/t]] resuscitates, resuscitating, resuscitated 1) VERB If you resuscitate someone who has stopped breathing, you cause them to start breathing again. [V n] A policeman and then a paramedic tried to resuscitate her. Derived words:… …   English dictionary

  • resuscitate — UK [rɪˈsʌsɪteɪt] / US [rɪˈsʌsɪˌteɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms resuscitate : present tense I/you/we/they resuscitate he/she/it resuscitates present participle resuscitating past tense resuscitated past participle resuscitated 1) to make an… …   English dictionary

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