resurge

verb
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 As officials once again face public and political pressure to ease gun violence and anxieties over crime, some residents fear that dubious practices could resurge — and that misconduct may grow increasingly common. New York Times, 5 May 2022 Health officials and epidemiologists also have cautioned that California and the country could soon see coronavirus cases resurge with the Omicron subvariant BA.2, which is 30% to 60% more contagious than the original Omicron variant. Los Angeles Times, 23 Mar. 2022 Even fishing and hunting should resurge now that COVID is receding. Anchorage Daily News, 17 Mar. 2022 Fears of a new war in Europe resurge with warnings that Russian troops could soon invade Ukraine. Mckenna Oxenden, baltimoresun.com, 18 Feb. 2022 Symptoms such as persistent sadness and a loss of interest in favorite activities resurge. Andrea Petersen, WSJ, 16 Feb. 2022 Public health experts have fruitlessly warned for months that the virus — any version of it — would resurge if the country did not vaccinate enough of the population quickly enough. BostonGlobe.com, 26 July 2021 Coronavirus infections began to resurge in July, as the virus’ more contagious delta variant tore through communities across the United States. Joe Walsh, Forbes, 16 Oct. 2021 Public health experts have fruitlessly warned for months that the virus — any version of it — would resurge if the country did not vaccinate enough of the population quickly enough. BostonGlobe.com, 26 July 2021 See More

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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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The first known use of resurge was in 1575

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“Resurge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resurge. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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