from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To restore consciousness, vigor, or life to. See Synonyms at revive.
- intransitive v. To regain consciousness.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To restore consciousness, vigor, or life to.
- v. To regain consciousness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Restored to life.
- transitive v. To revivify; to revive; especially, to recover or restore from apparent death
- intransitive v. To come to life again; to revive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To stir up anew; revivify; revive; particularly, to recover from apparent death: as, to resuscitate a drowned person; to resuscitate withered plants.
- To revive; come to life again.
- Restored to life; revived.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. return to consciousness
- v. cause to regain consciousness
Latin resuscitāre, resuscitāt- : re-, re- + suscitāre, to stir up (sus-, sub-, sub- + citāre, to move violently, frequentative of ciēre, to set in motion; see kei-2 in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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"). (Wiktionary)