resurgent

[ ri-sur-juh nt ]
/ rɪˈsɜr dʒənt /

adjective

rising or tending to rise again; reviving; renascent.

Nearby words

  1. resupply,
  2. resurface,
  3. resurgam,
  4. resurge,
  5. resurgence,
  6. resurrect,
  7. resurrection,
  8. resurrection fern,
  9. resurrection plant,
  10. resurrectionary

Origin of resurgent

First recorded in 1760–70, resurgent is from the Latin word resurgent- (stem of resurgēns, present participle of resurgere). See resurge, -ent

Related formsre·sur·gence, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for resurgent

resurgent

/ (rɪˈsɜːdʒənt) /

adjective

rising again, as to new life, vigour, etcresurgent nationalism
Derived Formsresurgence, noun

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Word Origin and History for resurgent

resurgent

adj.

1808, from obsolete verb resurge "to rise again" (1570s), from Latin resurgere "rise again, lift oneself, be restored," from re- "again" (see re-) + surgere "to rise" (see surge).

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