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[ri-sur-juh nt] /rɪˈsɜr dʒənt/
rising or tending to rise again; reviving; renascent.
Origin of resurgent
1760-70; < Latin resurgent- (stem of resurgēns, present participle of resurgere). See resurge, -ent
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resurgence, noun Unabridged
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  • And here on the colored leaves of the plants it was resurgent in its original splendor.

    Against The Grain Joris-Karl Huysmans
  • He said it almost with a sneer, but nothing could crush the resurgent glow in her heart.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • Its resurgent dirge stirs vague forebodings which root in the calamitous experience of the race.

    The Mystery of The Barranca Herman Whitaker
  • Only the resurgent youth in him was again demanding youth for its mate.

    Virginia Ellen Glasgow
  • But again, his own extremity is God's opportunity; Faith is seen cresting the resurgent waves.

British Dictionary definitions for resurgent


rising again, as to new life, vigour, etc: resurgent nationalism
Derived Forms
resurgence, noun
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Word Origin and History for resurgent

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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