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resurface

[ree-sur-fis] /riˈsɜr fɪs/
verb (used with object), resurfaced, resurfacing.
1.
to give a new surface to.
verb (used without object), resurfaced, resurfacing.
2.
to come to the surface again.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; re- + surface
Related forms
resurfacer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for re surface

resurface

/riːˈsɜːfɪs/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to arise or occur again: the problem resurfaced
2.
(intransitive) to rise or cause to rise again to the surface
3.
(transitive) to supply (something) with a new surface
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Word Origin and History for re surface

resurface

v.

1886, "to provide with a fresh surface," from re- "back, again" + surface (v.). Meaning "to come to the surface again" is recorded from 1953. Related: Resurfaced; resurfacing.

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