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Resuscitate definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RESUS'CITATE, v.t. [l. resuscito; re and suscito, to raise.]
1. To revivify; to revive; particularly, to recover from apparent death; as, to resuscitate a drowned person; to resuscitate withered plants.
2. To reproduce, as a mixed body from its ashes.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: cause to regain consciousness; "The doctors revived the comatose man" [syn: resuscitate, revive]
2: return to consciousness; "The patient came to quickly"; "She revived after the doctor gave her an injection" [syn: come to, revive, resuscitate]

Merriam Webster's

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, revive resuscitation noun resuscitative adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. & intr. 1 revive from unconsciousness or apparent death. 2 return or restore to vogue, vigour, or vividness. Derivatives: resuscitation n. resuscitative adj. resuscitator n. Etymology: L resuscitare (as RE-, suscitare raise)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Resuscitate Re*sus"ci*tate, v. i. To come to life again; to revive. These projects, however often slain, always resuscitate. --J. S. Mill.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(resuscitates, resuscitating, resuscitated) 1. If you resuscitate someone who has stopped breathing, you cause them to start breathing again. A policeman and then a paramedic tried to resuscitate her. VERB: V n resuscitation Despite attempts at resuscitation, Mr Lynch died a week later in hospital. 2. If you resuscitate something, you cause it to become active or successful again. He has submitted a bid to resuscitate the struggling magazine. = revive VERB: V n resuscitation The economy needs vigorous resuscitation.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. Revivify, reanimate, renew, revive, quicken, restore to life, recall to life, bring back to life.

Moby Thesaurus

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