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Definition of resuscitate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    resuscitate somebody/somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they resuscitate
    he / she / it resuscitates
    past simple resuscitated
    -ing form resuscitating
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  1. 1to make someone start breathing again or become conscious again after they have almost died synonym revive
  2. 2 He had a heart attack and all attempts to resuscitate him failed.
  3. 3(figurative) efforts to resuscitate the economy
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noun [uncountable] frantic attempts at resuscitation see also mouth-to-mouth resuscitation
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: resuscitate