re·​sur·​gence ri-ˈsər-jən(t)s How to pronounce resurgence (audio)
: a rising again into life, activity, or prominence
a resurgence of interest

Example Sentences

There has been some resurgence in economic activity recently. the downtown has experienced a resurgence since the commercial revitalization project was completed
Recent Examples on the Web Elsewhere in the world of Web3, NFTs are experiencing a resurgence. Marco Quiroz-gutierrez, Fortune Crypto, 3 Feb. 2023 But Bitcoin’s resurgence has lifted MicroStrategy’s holdings out of the red and sent its stock price from $166 in mid-November to $258 on Jan. 27, a gain of 55%. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 2 Feb. 2023 And barring a late-season resurgence, this winter will be the first that the state hasn’t been racked by a devastating surge. Los Angeles Times, 2 Feb. 2023 Wednesday, in particular, has enjoyed a recent resurgence thanks to the Netflix series Wednesday, starring Jenna Ortega. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 30 Jan. 2023 Other precious metals are also enjoying a resurgence. Hardika Singh, WSJ, 26 Jan. 2023 Jamie Benn is having a scoring resurgence and is scoring goals from interesting places. Dallas News, 25 Jan. 2023 TikTok has been instrumental in the song’s resurgence, as the song has been used in more than 94,000 clips on the platform. Xander Zellner, Billboard, 24 Jan. 2023 Parents’ reluctance to get their kids vaccinated fits within an ongoing climate of vaccine hesitancy and growing skepticism that has fueled a resurgence of diseases like chickenpox and measles in the U.S. Robert Hart, Forbes, 23 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1798, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of resurgence was in 1798

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“Resurgence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

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re·​sur·​gence ri-ˈsər-jən(t)s How to pronounce resurgence (audio)
: a rising again into life, activity, or notice

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