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resuscitation (n.)

early 15c., resuscitacion, "resurrection of a dead person (as in apparent drownings, etc.), restoration to life," also figurative, "revival, revivification," from Old French resuscitation or directly from Late Latin resuscitationem (nominative resuscitatio), noun of action from past-participle stem of resuscitare "rouse again, revive" (see resuscitate).

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Definitions of resuscitation from WordNet

resuscitation (n.)
the act of reviving a person and returning them to consciousness;
although he was apparently drowned, resuscitation was accomplished by artificial respiration
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