resurgent (adj.) 1808, from obsolete verb resurge "to rise again" (1570s), from L. resurgere "rise again," from re- "again" (see RE- (Cf. re-)) + surgere "to rise" (see SURGE (Cf. surge)).

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  • résurgent — résurgent, ente [ rezyrʒɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • fin XIXe; « ressuscité » 1525; lat. resurgens, de resurgere « rejaillir » ♦ Didact. Se dit des eaux qui reparaissent à la surface après un trajet souterrain. Point d émergence d eaux résurgentes. ●… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Resurgent — Re*sur gent, a. [L. resurgens, entis, p. pr. of resurgere. See {Resurrection}.] Rising again, as from the dead. Coleridge. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Resurgent — Re*sur gent, n. One who rises again, as from the dead. [R.] Sydney Smith. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • resurgent — index corrigible, renascent Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • resurgent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ increasing or reviving after a period of little activity, popularity, or occurrence. DERIVATIVES resurgence noun. ORIGIN from Latin resurgere rise again …   English terms dictionary

  • resurgent — [risʉr′jənt] adj. [L resurgens, prp.] rising or tending to rise again; resurging resurgence n …   English World dictionary

  • resurgent — resurgence re‧sur‧gence [rɪˈsɜːdʒns ǁ ɜːr ] noun [singular] the return of an activity or success: • Ford s resurgence during the mid 1980s • If we see a resurgence in demand, we are likely to experience shortages. resurgent adjective …   Financial and business terms

  • resurgent — [[t]rɪsɜ͟ː(r)ʤ(ə)nt[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n You use resurgent to say that something is becoming stronger and more popular after a period when it has been weak and unimportant. [FORMAL] ...the threat from the resurgent nationalist movement …   English dictionary

  • resurgent — adjective Etymology: Latin resurgent , resurgens, present participle of resurgere Date: 1805 undergoing or tending to produce resurgence …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • resurgent — resurgence, n. /ri serr jeuhnt/, adj. rising or tending to rise again; reviving; renascent. [1760 70; < L resurgent (s. of resurgens, prp. of resurgere). See RESURGE, ENT] * * * …   Universalium

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