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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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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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