resurface

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verb re·sur·face \(ˌ)rē-ˈsər-fəs\

Definition of resurface

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to provide with a new or fresh surface <resurface skin by dermabrasion>

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to come again to the surface (as of the water); broadly :  reappear

resurfacer

play \-fə-sər\ noun

Examples of resurface in a sentence

  1. A few of the writer's journals have resurfaced.

  2. His resentment toward her resurfaced.

  3. The road needs to be resurfaced.

1833

First Known Use of resurface

1833


RESURFACE Defined for English Language Learners

resurface

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verb re·sur·face \(ˌ)rē-ˈsər-fəs\

Definition of resurface for English Language Learners

  • : 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)


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