[ ri-surj ]
/ rɪˈsɜrdʒ /

verb (used without object), re·surged, re·surg·ing.

to rise again, as from desuetude or from virtual extinction.



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Origin of resurge

1565–75; < Latin resurgere to rise again, appear again, equivalent to re- re- + surgere to lift up, raise, variant of surrigere (sur- sur-2 + -rigere, combining form of regere to direct, rule) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for resurge

  • At his words of authority concerning the girl I loved I felt a resurge of the old suspicion and jealousy.

    City of Endless Night|Milo Hastings
  • It is the years of boyhood and youth which resurge in my consciousness; their tints are vivid, their tones are clear.

    Ghetto Tragedies|Israel Zangwill
  • Potch lifted her hand to his lips, a resurge of the virile male in him moving his restraint.

    The Black Opal|Katharine Susannah Prichard

British Dictionary definitions for resurge

/ (rɪˈsɜːdʒ) /


(intr) rare to rise again from or as if from the dead

Word Origin for resurge

C16: from Latin resurgere to rise again, reappear, from re- + surgere to lift, arise, surge
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