- to rise again, as from desuetude or from virtual extinction.
Origin of resurge
Examples from the Web for resurge
It is the years of boyhood and youth which resurge in my consciousness; their tints are vivid, their tones are clear.Ghetto Tragedies
Potch lifted her hand to his lips, a resurge of the virile male in him moving his restraint.The Black Opal
Katharine Susannah Prichard
At his words of authority concerning the girl I loved I felt a resurge of the old suspicion and jealousy.City of Endless Night
- (intr) rare to rise again from or as if from the dead
Word Origin and History for resurge
1887 in modern use, back-formation from resurgent. The verb also was in use in 17c., from Latin resurgere, but it became obsolete. An older verb form was resourd (mid-15c.). Related: Resurged; resurging.