An example of resuscitate is to start up a non-beating heart.
Origin of resuscitate; from Classical Latin resuscitatus, past participle of resuscitare, to revive ; from re-, again + suscitare, to raise up, revive ; from sus-, for sub-, sub- + citare, to arouse: see cite
transitive verbre·sus·ci·tat·ed, re·sus·ci·tat·ing, re·sus·ci·tates
- To restore consciousness or other signs of life to (one who appears dead): resuscitated the man after cardiac arrest.
- To restore to use, activity, vigor, or notice; reinvigorate: a meeting that resuscitated his career
Origin of resuscitateLatin resuscitare, resuscitat- : re-, re- + suscitare, to stir up (sus-, sub-, sub- + citare, to move violently, frequentative of ci&emacron;re, to set in motion; see kei&schwa;- in Indo-European roots).
(third-person singular simple present resuscitates, present participle resuscitating, simple past and past participle resuscitated)
- (obsolete) Restored to life.
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").