re·​surge | \ ri-ˈsərj How to pronounce resurge (audio) \
resurged; resurging

Definition of resurge

intransitive verb

: to undergo a resurgence

Examples of resurge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But as vaccination rates increase and such precautions are slowly scrapped, other viruses will start to resurge, starting with colds and other viruses later this summer, and the flu come fall and winter., 14 June 2021 The intelligence community is crystal clear that these groups will resurge in a vacuum, do intend to attack the west in the United States again. Jamie Mcintyre, Washington Examiner, 29 Apr. 2021 Lawmakers and the intelligence community both also raised the possibility that terrorist groups like the Taliban and Al-Qaeda will resurge as a result of the US's planned exit from Afghanistan in September. Lily Hay Newman, Wired, 14 Apr. 2021 On the one hand, cases in the country are leveling off at rates -- at rates just on the cusp of potential to resurge. Stephanie Ebbs, ABC News, 3 Mar. 2021 Governments have already been working to account for the pandemic, hoping to avoid compounding the problems that hospital networks face as cases resurge around the globe. Peter Aitken, Fox News, 29 Dec. 2020 As a result, the pandemic may continue to kill people across much of the world for years, delay a global economic recovery and eventually resurge even in nations that manage to control it in coming months through vaccination. Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times, 22 Dec. 2020 When disappearances began to resurge here in recent years, many suspected the security forces. Washington Post, 3 Dec. 2020 The centuries in which the federal government was almost entirely run by white men faded under Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, only to resurge under President Donald Trump. Arkansas Online, 20 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of resurge

1575, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for resurge

Latin resurgere

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16 Jun 2021

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“Resurge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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