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resurgent (adj.)

"that rises again," 1804, specifically "revivification of animals," in a translation of Spallanzani's Italian, from Latin resurgere "rise again, lift oneself, be restored," from re- "again" (see re-) + surgere "to rise" (see surge). There was verb resurge "to rise again" (1570s), but it became obsolete.

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Definitions of resurgent from WordNet

resurgent (adj.)
rising again as to new life and vigor;
resurgent nationalism
Synonyms: renascent
From wordnet.princeton.edu