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Upsurge   /ˈəpsˌərdʒ/   Listen
Upsurge

noun
1.
A sudden forceful flow.  Synonyms: rush, spate, surge.
2.
A sudden or abrupt strong increase.  Synonym: surge.  "An upsurge of emotion" , "An upsurge in violent crime"






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... 1840 was it established that Antarctica was indeed a continent and not just a group of islands. Several exploration "firsts" were achieved in the early 20th century. Following World War II, there was an upsurge in scientific research on the continent. A number of countries have set up year-round research stations on Antarctica. Seven have made territorial claims, but no other country recognizes these claims. In order to form a legal framework for the activities of nations on the continent, an Antarctic ...
— The 2003 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency



Words linked to "Upsurge" :   flowing, onrush, increase, debris storm, step-up, debris surge, flow



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