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Topic: HOSPITAL

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of resuscitare, from suscitare 'to cause to move around'

resuscitate

verb
     
re‧sus‧ci‧tate [transitive]
MH to make someone breathe again or become conscious after they have almost died [↪ revive]:
Doctors managed to resuscitate him.
resuscitation noun [uncountable]
mouth-to-mouth resuscitation (=when you breathe air into someone's mouth to make them breathe)
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