recrudesce

verb
re·​cru·​desce | \ ˌrē-krü-ˈdes How to pronounce recrudesce (audio) \
recrudesced; recrudescing

Definition of recrudesce

intransitive verb

: to break out or become active again

First Known Use of recrudesce

1713, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for recrudesce

Latin recrudescere to become raw again, from re- + crudescere to become raw, from crudus raw — more at raw

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“Recrudesce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recrudesce. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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re·​cru·​desce | \ ˌrē-krü-ˈdes How to pronounce recrudesce (audio) \
recrudesced; recrudescing

Medical Definition of recrudesce

: to break out or become active again the epidemic recrudesced after a period of quiescence

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