Definition of resuscitate in English:


Line breaks: re|sus¦ci|tate
Pronunciation: /rɪˈsʌsɪteɪt


[with object]



Pronunciation: /-ˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
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  • Recent months have produced almost a plethora of resuscitations in classical ballet, some more successful than others, and some more worthy, for eventually the intrinsic worth of what is being resuscitated comes into play.
  • From September 2001 to May 2002, fellows, residents, and nurses participated in mock resuscitations, which are part of routine emergency department educational rounds.
  • Many successful resuscitations have occurred after prompt surgical intervention.


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  • Understanding family members' experiences and needs during resuscitative attempts will help us, as nurses, to formulate plans that consistently and therapeutically incorporate the family into these attempts.
  • Emergency medications, suction apparatus, and resuscitative equipment should be readily available, and the perioperative RN should be able to intervene should an adverse reaction occur.
  • For infants born outside the labour ward, resuscitative efforts should concentrate on keeping the infant warm, maintaining a clear airway, administering oxygen, and applying facemask ventilation.


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  • And the charity plans to add to the scanner with new incubators, infant warmers, breast pumps and resuscitators totalling over £60,000.
  • Mechanically operated beds have been replaced by electronic ones while the trust has purchased new drip stands, heart resuscitators, baby weighing scales, Zimmer frames and walking sticks.
  • The cash raised has gone towards buying an infant resuscitator.


early 16th century: from Latin resuscitat- 'raised again', from the verb resuscitare, from re- 'back' + suscitare 'raise'.

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