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tr.v. re·sus·ci·tat·ed, re·sus·ci·tat·ing, re·sus·ci·tates
1. To restore consciousness or other signs of life to (one who appears dead): resuscitated the man after cardiac arrest.
2. To restore to use, activity, vigor, or notice; reinvigorate: a meeting that resuscitated his career

[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).]

re·sus′ci·ta·ble (-tə-bəl) adj.
re·sus′ci·ta′tion n.
re·sus′ci·ta′tive adj.
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Adj.1.resuscitated - restored to life or consciousness
revived - restored to consciousness or life or vigor; "felt revived hope"
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Doncaster Knights prop forward Ian Williams, 27, could not be resuscitated.
The MSF medical team on board the Aquarius resuscitated six young children, and one woman.
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A letter from the head of legal affairs at Dubai Health Authority said: "The patient was treated with correct procedure from the medical side and there is no negligence -- but according to UAE law all patients need to be resuscitated, even if the patient or his family want a 'mercy death'.
The boy, named by Italian police as Elliot Peacock, was immediately rescued from the water and given CPR but could not be resuscitated.
Ambulance spokesman John McPoland said: "They were quite pleased when they arrived at the scene that the child had been resuscitated and revived and was breathing quite well.
Edmund Kuempel, R-Seguin, collapsed with a heart attack and was resuscitated by Zerwas.
Dr Daphne Austin, consultant for the West Midlands Specialised Commissioning Team, said: "I would not wish my own child to be resuscitated and in my view we are doing more harm than good resuscitating 23-weekers.
They set out to discover if babies born under 24 weeks were more likely to live if they were resuscitated or spent more time in intensive care than babies receiving less active treatment in previous years.
London, Apr 21 (ANI): Newborns who were not breathing at birth and had to be resuscitated are likely to have a low IQ by the age of eight, new research suggests.