verb (used with object), resurfaced, resurfacing.
to give a new surface to.
verb (used without object), resurfaced, resurfacing.
to come to the surface again.

1885–90; re- + surface

resurfacer, noun Unabridged
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resurface (riːˈsɜːfɪs)
1.  (intr) to arise or occur again: the problem resurfaced
2.  (intr) to rise or cause to rise again to the surface
3.  (tr) to supply (something) with a new surface

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Word Origin & History

1886, "to provide with a fresh surface," from re- "back, again" + surface (q.v.). Meaning "to come to the surface again" is recorded from 1953.
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Example sentences
The ruins of an ancient village submerged by the construction of a
  hydroelectric dam resurface when lake levels are low.
As colonial powers withdrew from the continent, they often left a power vacuum
  that allowed old tribal conflicts to resurface.
One would go completely under and resurface to lock tusks with the other guy.
Furthermore, insects routinely sink below water's surface due to rain or
  turbulence, but always manage to resurface.
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