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English definition of “resurgence”


noun [S or U]     /rɪˈsɜː.dʒəns/ US  /-ˈsɝː-/ formal
a new increase of activity or interest in a particular subject or idea that had been forgotten for some time : The creation of independent states has led to a resurgence of nationalism . resurgence in demand / popularity / interest Restoring and reviving
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