recrudesce

verb

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

intransitive verb

: to break out or become active again

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1713, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of recrudesce was in 1713

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Cite this Entry

“Recrudesce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recrudesce. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

recrudesce

intransitive verb

re·​cru·​desce ˌrē-krü-ˈdes How to pronounce recrudesce (audio)
recrudesced; recrudescing
: to break out or become active again
the epidemic recrudesced after a period of quiescence

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