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resurgence

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noun re·sur·gence \ri-ˈsər-jən(t)s\

Simple Definition of resurgence

  • : a growth or increase that occurs after a period without growth or increase

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of resurgence

  1. :  a rising again into life, activity, or prominence <a resurgence of interest>

Examples of resurgence in a sentence

  1. There has been some resurgence in economic activity recently.

  2. <the downtown has experienced a resurgence since the commercial revitalization project was completed>



Circa 1834

First Known Use of resurgence

circa 1834



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