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resurge

[ri-surj]
verb (used without object), re·surged, re·surg·ing.
  1. 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)
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Examples from the Web for resurge

Historical Examples

  • 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

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


British Dictionary definitions for resurge

resurge

verb
  1. (intr) rare to rise again from or as if from the dead
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Word Origin

C16: from Latin resurgere to rise again, reappear, from re- + surgere to lift, arise, surge
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Word Origin and History for resurge

v.

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.

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