American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To restore consciousness, vigor, or life to. See Synonyms at revive.
- v. To regain consciousness.
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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. rare Restored to life.
- v. To revivify; to revive; especially, to recover or restore from apparent death
- v. To come to life again; to revive.
- v. return to consciousness
- v. cause to regain consciousness
- 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)
- 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)
“(Then again, it was going to be punctuated by my astute observation that even skinny young undergraduates look silly and – sorry – fat in this stupid belted-sweater look that some moron decided to resuscitate from the 80’s.”
“We need a discussion about how the western economies have been transformed to manufacturers in to a credit driven society -- and simply attempting to "resuscitate" credit is not in any way adequate.”
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“Mr. Lee sees corporate and foreign direct investment as the major forces to "resuscitate" the local economy.”
“While there's a chance SAP will try to "resuscitate" NetWeaver development in an effort to catch up to those rivals, "the likelihood of this happening is very low," Rymer added.”
“Besides cracking down on customs fraud and illegal imports, government would use its trade policies, including tariffs to create and "resuscitate" certain industries, such as the clothing and textile sector which was struggling to compete with cheaper Chinese imports.”
“The very names of these drinks alone can—in spite of any cognitive damage provoked by their overconsumption—resuscitate all-too-vivid memories of specific social occasions.”
“It was a grievous mistake for Quentin Tarantino to resuscitate the rotting carcass of Travolta's career, and this unforgivable travesty of a film, among others, is the result of that unforgivable sin against humankind.”
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