transitive + intransitive
: to escalate or become escalated again : to increase again in extent, volume, number, amount, intensity, or scope
- You have seen actions and retaliations take place that threaten to reescalate the situation.
- —Richard Boucher
- … with the failure of the Camp David summit in 2000 and the eruption of the second intifada, the conflict reescalated.
- —Soli Vered and Daniel Bar-Tal
- … meanwhile, inflation … declined to 6.5 percent in 1992, then reescalated to an estimated 32.0 percent in 1994 …
- —Political Handbook of the World 1998
\(ˌ)rē-ˌe-skə-ˈlā-shən, nonstandard -skyə-\
a reescalation of prices/spending
A reescalation of tensions between North Korea and the United States is weighing on international markets.