Etymology
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resurface (v.)

1857, "to provide (a road) with a fresh surface" (implied in resurfacing), from re- "back, again" + surface (v.). Meaning "to come to the surface again" (originally of submarines) is recorded by 1940. Related: Resurfaced.

updated on July 25, 2021

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Definitions of resurface from WordNet

resurface (v.)
reappear on the surface;
resurface (v.)
cover with a new surface;
resurface (v.)
appear again;
The missing man suddenly resurfaced in New York
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