re·​sur·​face | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈsər-fəs How to pronounce resurface (audio) \
resurfaced; resurfacing; resurfaces

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

Other Words from resurface

resurfacer \ (ˌ)rē-​ˈsər-​fə-​sər How to pronounce resurface (audio) \ noun

Examples of resurface in a Sentence

A few of the writer's journals have resurfaced. His resentment toward her resurfaced. The road needs to be resurfaced.
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First Known Use of resurface

1833, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Resurface.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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