Word of the day

The word for today is…

resuscitate (verb) – 1. To restore consciousness or other signs of life to (one who appears dead).
2. To restore to use, activity, vigor, or notice; reinvigorate:.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : The 16th century was a good one for words ending in the suffix -ate. Not only did our featured word, resuscitate, breathe life into the English language but so did the verbs anticipate (“to give advance thought, discussion, or treatment to”), eradicate (“to do away with completely”), estimate (“to esteem” or “to appraise”), and perpetuate (“to make perpetual”). It was a good century for words about words, too—vocabulary, quip, and hearsay all premiered as well.

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