verb re·sur·face \(ˌ)rē-ˈsər-fəs\

: to rise to the surface again after being underwater or underground

: to suddenly be found or appear again

: to put a new surface on (something) : to refinish or repair the surface of (something)

Full Definition of RESURFACE

transitive verb
:  to provide with a new or fresh surface <resurface skin by dermabrasion>
intransitive verb
:  to come again to the surface (as of the water); broadly :  reappear
re·sur·fac·er \-fə-sər\ noun

Examples of RESURFACE

  1. A few of the writer's journals have resurfaced.
  2. His resentment toward her resurfaced.
  3. The road needs to be resurfaced.

First Known Use of RESURFACE



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