recur


re·cur

verb \ri-ˈkər\
re·curredre·cur·ring

Definition of RECUR

intransitive verb
1
:  to have recourse :  resort
2
:  to go back in thought or discourse <on recurring to my letters of that date — Thomas Jefferson>
3
a :  to come up again for consideration
b :  to come again to mind
4
:  to occur again after an interval :  occur time after time <the cancer recurred>
re·cur·rence \-ˈkər-ən(t)s, -ˈkə-rən(t)s\ noun

Examples of RECUR

  1. There is only a slight chance that the disease will recur.
  2. The same problem keeps recurring.

Origin of RECUR

Middle English recurren to return, from Latin recurrere, literally, to run back, from re- + currere to run — more at car
First Known Use: circa 1512

re·cur

intransitive verb \ri-ˈkər\   (Medical Dictionary)
re·curredre·cur·ring

Medical Definition of RECUR

: to occur again after an interval <a disease likely to recur>

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