resuscitate

To resuscitate is to revive a person who has lost consciousness. In recent years it's become important for people to learn CPR so that they might resuscitate someone who loses consciousness, and many schools and hospitals offer classes in CPR.

The Latin word suscitāre, "to raise," combines with re-, "again," to create the base of the verb resuscitate. Through the years, methods of resuscitation have advanced to the current sophisticated and effective levels of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, and defibrillation paddles that can shock a heart back to life. In fact, some patients nowadays ask to sign a "do not resuscitate" (DNR) order to allow them to die without medical interventions like resuscitation.

Definitions of resuscitate
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v cause to regain consciousness

Synonyms:
revive
come to, revive
return to consciousness
Types:
boot, bring up, reboot
cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes
raise, resurrect, upraise
cause to become alive again
Type of:
bring around, bring back, bring round, bring to
return to consciousness

v return to consciousness

Synonyms:
come to, revive
animate, quicken, reanimate, recreate, renovate, repair, revive, revivify, vivify
give new life or energy to
revive
cause to regain consciousness
Type of:
change state, turn
undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

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