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 Dictionary entry overview: What does resuscitation mean? 

  The noun RESUSCITATION has 1 sense:

1. the act of reviving a person and returning them to consciousness

  Familiarity information: RESUSCITATION used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1resuscitation [BACK TO TOP]


The act of reviving a person and returning them to consciousness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

although he was apparently drowned, resuscitation was accomplished by artificial respiration

Hypernyms ("resuscitation" is a kind of...):

resurgence; revitalisation; revitalization; revival; revivification (bringing again into activity and prominence)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "resuscitation"):

cardiac resuscitation; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; CPR; kiss of life; mouth-to-mouth resuscitation (an emergency procedure consisting of external cardiac massage and artificial respiration; the first treatment for a person who has collapsed and has no pulse and has stopped breathing; attempts to restore circulation of the blood and prevent death or brain damage due to lack of oxygen)

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