resuscitate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin resuscitatus, past participle of resuscitare (to raise up again, revive), from re- (again) + suscitare (to raise up), from sub- (up, under) + citare (to summon, rouse).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɹɪˈsʌsɪˌteɪt/
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Verb[edit]

resuscitate (third-person singular simple present resuscitates, present participle resuscitating, simple past and past participle resuscitated)

  1. (transitive) To restore consciousness, vigor, or life to.
    to resuscitate a drowned person; to resuscitate withered plants
  2. (intransitive) To regain consciousness.

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Adjective[edit]

resuscitate (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Restored to life.
    • 1642, H[enry] M[ore], “ΑΝΤΙΨΥΧΟΠΑΝΝΥΧΙΑ [Antipsychopannychia], or A Confutation of the Sleep of the Soul after Death”, in ΨΥΧΩΔΙΑ [Psychōdia] Platonica: Or A Platonicall Song of the Soul, [], Cambridge, Cambridgeshire: [] Roger Daniel, printer to the Universitie, OCLC 1049141463, canto 2, stanza 21, page 16:
      [O]nce return'd / Unto her body new reſuſcitate / From ſleep, remembring well how erſt ſhe mourn'd, / Marvels how all ſo ſoon to peace and eaſe is turn'd.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

resuscitate

  1. inflection of resuscitare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

Etymology 2[edit]

Participle[edit]

resuscitate f pl

  1. feminine plural of resuscitato

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

resuscitāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of resuscitō