Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Undergoing or tending to bring about renewal or revival.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Rising again or from the dead.
  • noun One who or that which rises again; especially, one who rises from the dead.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare One who rises again, as from the dead.
  • adjective Rising again, as from the dead.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Undergoing a resurgence; experiencing renewed vigor or vitality.
  • adjective astronomy Of a celestial object, moving upwards relative to the horizon after a period of having moved downwards.
  • noun One who rises again, as from the dead.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective rising again as to new life and vigor

Etymologies

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re- +‎ surgent.

Examples

  • His pause was almost wistful, and he looked at her and studied her with a caressing softness that ran through her in resurgent thrills.

    CHAPTER XI

  • His pause was almost wistful, and he looked at her and studied her with a caressing softness that ran through her in resurgent thrills.

    Chapter 11

  • In other words, the military sees itself persuing both an occupation-as-nation-building and military action against recalcitrant elements supporting, aiding, abetting, or otherwise interfering with the pursuit of al Qaeda, namely the resurgent Taliban.

    Muddling Afghanistan

  • KING: Romney labels the resurgent John McCain a Washington insider.

    CNN Transcript Jan 4, 2008

  • KING: Romney labels the resurgent John McCain a Washington insider.

    CNN Transcript Jan 5, 2008

  • KING: Romney labels the resurgent John McCain a Washington insider.

    CNN Transcript Jan 4, 2008

  • Dr. Singh said it contributed to making the country "what Jaswant Singhji [senior BJP leader] called a resurgent and assertive India."

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • Obama, who is sending 30,000 more soldiers to try to break a resurgent Taliban, also called on lawmakers to approve $37 billion in funding for the war effort.

    Latest News - Yahoo!7 News

  • The poll puts the "resurgent" Greens on 11% - and ahead of UKIP on 10%.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • The poll puts the "resurgent" Greens on 11% - and ahead of UKIP on 10%.

    Official complaint as polls contradict Lib-Dems' claims

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