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noun resurrection pronunciation in American English /ˌrezəˈrekʃən/
  1. 1

    the Resurrection

    the occasion on which Jesus Christ was brought back to life after his death, according to the Bible
    1. a.
      the occasion on which all dead people will be brought back to life at the end of the world, according to Christian belief
  2. 2
    [singular/uncountable] the act of making something exist again or of starting to use something again after it has disappeared, been forgotten, or stopped being used

    the astonishing resurrection of his pop career

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