What does resuscitate mean?

Definitions for resuscitaterɪˈsʌs ɪˌteɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word resuscitate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. resuscitate, revive(verb)

    cause to regain consciousness

    "The doctors revived the comatose man"

  2. come to, revive, resuscitate(verb)

    return to consciousness

    "The patient came to quickly"; "She revived after the doctor gave her an injection"


  1. resuscitate(Verb)

    To restore consciousness, vigor, or life to.

  2. resuscitate(Verb)

    To regain consciousness.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Resuscitate(adj)

    restored to life

  2. Resuscitate(verb)

    to revivify; to revive; especially, to recover or restore from apparent death; as, to resuscitate a drowned person; to resuscitate withered plants

  3. Resuscitate(verb)

    to come to life again; to revive

  4. Origin: [L. resuscitatus, p. p. of resuscitare; pref. re- re- + suscitare to raise, rouse. See Suscitate.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Resuscitate

    rē-sus′i-tāt, v.t. to revive, to revivify.—v.i. to revive: to awaken and come to life again.—adjs. Resus′citable; Resus′citant.—n. one who, or that which, resuscitates.—n. Resuscitā′tion, act of reviving from a state of apparent death: state of being revivified.—adj. Resus′citātive, tending to resuscitate: reviving: revivifying: reanimating.—n. Resus′citātor, one who resuscitates.—Resuscitative faculty, the reproductive faculty of the mind. [L. re-, again, suscitāresus-, sub-, from beneath, citāre, to put into quick motion—ciēre, to make to go.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of resuscitate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of resuscitate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Zhao Weiwei:

    She only had underwear on her, and I placed my sweater and jacket onto her and tried to resuscitate her.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Inspirations/motivations can boost/revive/resuscitate/revitalize a dying/already dead human spirit/morale. So, never hesitate to inspire/motivate all and sundry/the world at large/posterity ahead.

  3. Gordon Merry:

    EMS was able to resuscitate the mother, but the child is going to have a rough life. He kept crying and was devastated because his mother was just lying on the floor, unresponsive, it is just so sad.

  4. Patrick Cullinan:

    Partial DNRs( Do Not Resuscitate orders) are helpful in allowing families to feel empowered and have some input, those staunchly ‘ all ’ or ‘ nothing ’ do n’t understand subtleties in providing the most compassionate and appropriate care. By placing an unwanted tube, you steal their last opportunity to talk to their family, to tell them ‘ I love you. ’.

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