Definitions

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

  • noun One that resuscitates, as an apparatus that forces oxygen or a mixture of oxygen and carbon dioxide into the lungs of a person who has undergone partial asphyxiation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who resuscitates.

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

  • noun One who, or that which, resuscitates.
  • noun (Med.) A device which is used to force oxygen or a mixture of oxygen and other gases into the lungs of patients who are suffering from asphyxiation, to revive the patient and induce resumption of respiration.

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

  • noun A person or thing that resuscitates.
  • noun medicine A device, usually consisting of a face mask and tank, used to restore normal breathing to a person by forcing oxygen or an oxygen-rich mixture of gases into his or her lungs.

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

  • noun a breathing apparatus used for resuscitation by forcing oxygen into the lungs of a person who has undergone asphyxia or arrest of respiration

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Examples

  • The use of the Laerdal infant resuscitator results in the delivery of high oxygen fractions in the absence of a blender.

    Recent Neonatal Research Publications

  • The tools include a dry towel, a suction bulb and a hand-operated bag-and-mask resuscitator.

    International Helping Babies Breathe course teaches newborn resuscitation

  • There were no late-night calls for me to perform an emergency lobotomy or yelling, “Clear!” and saving the life of a child with the heart resuscitator.

    A Kettle of Vultures

  • I drove up to see if I could patch things up, but the marriage was on a resuscitator.

    The Mob and Me

  • There were no late-night calls for me to perform an emergency lobotomy or yelling, “Clear!” and saving the life of a child with the heart resuscitator.

    A Kettle of Vultures

  • There were no late-night calls for me to perform an emergency lobotomy or yelling, “Clear!” and saving the life of a child with the heart resuscitator.

    A Kettle of Vultures

  • Their window in Gary, Indiana -- again designed by their visionary house artist, Monsieur Brouillard -- featured a diorama of a doctor and nurse trying to save a syphilitic baby with the help of a wheezing resuscitator.

    Excerpt: Charlatan by Pope Brock

  • The doctors used the resuscitator briefly, then — as Kennedy's life signs continued to pick up — switched him back to oxygen.

    Bobby's Last, Longest Day

  • Nurses cut his clothes off to prepare him for a heart-lung resuscitator.

    Bobby's Last, Longest Day

  • It hasn't died, but it's on a resuscitator and there are some things that, you know, I think ought to be done to try and get us back to where we can promise the next generation a little better lifestyle than we can right this minute.

    CNN Transcript Mar 25, 2009

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