Resurgence means coming back. Biker jackets are always cool––but in certain decades they experience a resurgence, and suddenly you see them everywhere.

There is nothing steady about resurgence––a surge is a sudden gush––think dancing fountain or an oil well that's just been tapped. Often, after a national tragedy, there is a resurgence in interest in family values and getting back to basics. In prosperous times, there's often a resurgence in sales of contemporary art.

Definitions of resurgence

n bringing again into activity and prominence

revitalisation, revitalization, revival, revivification
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Renaissance, Renascence, rebirth
the revival of learning and culture
the activity of spiritual or physical renewal
a revival from inactivity and disuse
the act of reviving a person and returning them to consciousness
CPR, cardiac resuscitation, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, kiss of life, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation
an emergency procedure consisting of external cardiac massage and artificial respiration; the first treatment for a person who has collapsed and has no pulse and has stopped breathing; attempts to restore circulation of the blood and prevent death or brain damage due to lack of oxygen
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advance, betterment, improvement
a change for the better; progress in development

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