follow Dictionary.com

Is Tuesday named for a one-handed god?

resurgent

[ri-sur-juh nt] /rɪˈsɜr dʒənt/
adjective
1.
rising or tending to rise again; reviving; renascent.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; < Latin resurgent- (stem of resurgēns, present participle of resurgere). See resurge, -ent
Related forms
resurgence, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for resurgent
  • The resurgent wolf population is surely a direct result of feeding deer.
  • Countries with resurgent polio are struggling as well.
  • resurgent fighters still train there but look north.
  • The goal was to stabilize the market until a resurgent economy created new households that demanded places to live.
  • The rim of the caldera is visible, as well as the caldera's resurgent dome, located in the center of the caldera.
  • Determine the threat of infectious disease caused by new or resurgent arthropod-borne zoonoses to humans and domestic animals.
British Dictionary definitions for resurgent

resurgent

/rɪˈsɜːdʒənt/
adjective
1.
rising again, as to new life, vigour, etc: resurgent nationalism
Derived Forms
resurgence, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for 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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for resurgent

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for resurgent

10
13
Scrabble Words With Friends