Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To restore consciousness or other signs of life to (one who appears dead).
  • transitive verb To restore to use, activity, vigor, or notice; reinvigorate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To come to life again; to revive.
  • adjective rare Restored to life.
  • transitive verb To revivify; to revive; especially, to recover or restore from apparent death

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To restore consciousness, vigor, or life to.
  • verb intransitive To regain consciousness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb return to consciousness
  • verb cause to regain consciousness

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin resuscitāre, resuscitāt- : re-, re- + suscitāre, to stir up (sus-, sub-, sub- + citāre, to move violently, frequentative of ciēre, to set in motion; see keiə- in Indo-European roots).]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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").

Examples

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  • 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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  • This morning, I found myself going through old shoes in the closet, seeing which ones I could "resuscitate" with new shoe laces.

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  • Mr. Lee sees corporate and foreign direct investment as the major forces to "resuscitate" the local economy.

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  • This morning, I found myself going through old shoes in the closet, seeing which ones I could "resuscitate" with new shoe laces.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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