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 for resurrection
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Resurrection \Res`ur*rec"tion\, n. [F. r['e]surrection, L.
     resurrectio, fr. resurgere, resurrectum, to rise again; pref.
     re- re- + surgere to rise. See Source.]
     1. A rising again; the resumption of vigor.
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     2. Especially, the rising again from the dead; the resumption
        of life by the dead; as, the resurrection of Jesus Christ;
        the general resurrection of all the dead at the Day of
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              Nor after resurrection shall he stay
              Longer on earth.                      --Milton.
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     3. State of being risen from the dead; future state.
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              In the resurrection they neither marry nor are given
              in marriage.                          --Matt. xxii.
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     4. The cause or exemplar of a rising from the dead.
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              I am the resurrection, and the life.  --John xi. 25.
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     Cross of the resurrection, a slender cross with a pennant
        floating from the junction of the bars.
     Resurrection plant (Bot.), a name given to several species
        of Selaginella (as Selaginella convoluta and
        Selaginella lepidophylla), flowerless plants which, when
        dry, close up so as to resemble a bird's nest, but revive
        and expand again when moistened. The name is sometimes
        also given to the rose of Jericho. See under Rose.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: (New Testament) the rising of Christ on the third day after
           the Crucifixion [syn: Resurrection, Christ's
           Resurrection, Resurrection of Christ]
      2: a revival from inactivity and disuse; "it produced a
         resurrection of hope"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  56 Moby Thesaurus words for "resurrection":
     apotheosis, ascension, assumption, copy, duplication, gathering,
     imitation, new birth, palingenesis, palingenesy, re-creation,
     re-formation, reanimation, rebirth, rebuilding, reconstitution,
     reconstruction, recrudescence, redesign, redoing, reedition,
     reestablishment, refashioning, refreshment, regeneracy,
     regenerateness, regeneration, regenesis, reinstitution, reissue,
     rejuvenation, rejuvenescence, remaking, renaissance, renascence,
     renewal, renovation, reorganization, repetition, reprinting,
     reproduction, reshaping, restoration, restructuring, resurgence,
     resuscitation, revision, revival, revivescence, revivescency,
     revivification, second wind, second youth, the Ascension,
     the Assumption, translation

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