Definition of resuscitate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

resuscitate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//rɪˈsʌsɪteɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈsʌsɪteɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they resuscitate
BrE BrE//rɪˈsʌsɪteɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈsʌsɪteɪt//
 
he / she / it resuscitates
BrE BrE//rɪˈsʌsɪteɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈsʌsɪteɪts//
 
past simple resuscitated
BrE BrE//rɪˈsʌsɪteɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈsʌsɪteɪtɪd//
 
past participle resuscitated
BrE BrE//rɪˈsʌsɪteɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈsʌsɪteɪtɪd//
 
-ing form resuscitating
BrE BrE//rɪˈsʌsɪteɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈsʌsɪteɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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resuscitate somebody/something to make somebody start breathing again or become conscious again after they have almost died synonym revive He had a heart attack and all attempts to resuscitate him failed. (figurative) efforts to resuscitate the economy Word Origin early 16th cent.: from Latin resuscitat- ‘raised again’, from the verb resuscitare, from re- ‘back’ + suscitare ‘raise’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: resuscitate