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[ri-zawr-juh-men-toh, -sawr-; Italian ree-zawr-jee-men-taw] /rɪˌzɔr dʒəˈmɛn toʊ, -ˌsɔr-; Italian riˌzɔr dʒiˈmɛn tɔ/
noun, plural Risorgimentos Italian, Risorgimenti
[ree-zawr-jee-men-tee] /riˌzɔr dʒiˈmɛn ti/ (Show IPA),
for 2.
the period of or the movement for the liberation and unification of Italy 1750–1870.
(lowercase) any period or instance of rebirth or renewed activity; resurgence:
The company's risorgimento surprised Wall Street observers.
Origin of Risorgimento
< Italian, equivalent to risorg(ere) to rise again (< Latin resurgere; see resurge) + -i- -i- + -mento -ment Unabridged
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the period of and the movement for the political unification of Italy in the 19th century
Word Origin
Italian, from risorgere to rise again, from Latin resurgere, from re- + surgere to rise
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Word Origin and History for Risorgimento

1889, "movement which led to the unification and independence of Italy," Italian, literally "uprising" (of Italy against Austria, c.1850-60), from risorgere, from Latin resurgere (see resurgent).

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