re·​oc·​cur | \ ˌrē-ə-ˈkər How to pronounce reoccur (audio) \
reoccurred; reoccurring

Definition of reoccur

intransitive verb

: to occur again : to happen another time : recur took measures to prevent such accidents from reoccurring The arthritis attacks are sudden and temporary. While they sometimes reoccur, they do not seem to leave permanent damage.U.S. News & World Report

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reoccurrence \ ˌrē-​ə-​ˈkər-​ən(t)s How to pronounce reoccurrence (audio) , ˌrē-​ə-​ˈkə-​rən(t)s \ noun, plural reoccurrences
a reoccurrence of infection

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Recent Examples on the Web Kay, worried such an incident may reoccur, goes to visit elderly care facilities in Melbourne, a decision that Sam finds outrageous. Anne Cohen,, "The Ending Of Relic Reveals A Monster We’d Rather Not Think About," 10 July 2020 As some economies around the world re-open, virus breakouts may reoccur. John Detrixhe, Quartz, "The US economy and the stock market are the most out of whack since the dot-com bubble," 13 May 2020 Whether coronavirus will reoccur is anyone's guess, Hotez said. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, "Not sure what the future holds for the coronavirus? Here is how 3 other infectious outbreaks ended," 3 Mar. 2020 Despite addressing some of these issues, TfL does not have confidence that similar issues will not reoccur in the future, which has led it to conclude that the company is not fit and proper at this time. David Meyer, Fortune, "‘Not Fit and Proper:’ How Uber Could Lose 1 of Its Top 5 Markets," 25 Nov. 2019 Since her first diagnosis in 1997, her cancer reoccured over 12 times. Conchita Margaret Widjojo,, "Patrick Dempsey Is ‘Grateful’ to Offer Free Cancer Care After His Mother’s ‘Devastating’ Battle," 14 Nov. 2019 Boxall had a nightmarish game in that 4-3 loss to Toronto, but teammates and Heath credited him with putting his hand up, owning the mistakes and not allowing them to reoccur. Andy Greder, Twin Cities, "Loons added many new players, but Francisco Calvo’s departure was X factor," 17 Oct. 2019 The sportsman, who doctors told it was unlikely his AVM would reoccur, also went on to become a father of two little girls. Ashley Boucher,, "Former Raiders Linebacker Neiron Ball Dead at 27 After Battling a Rare Brain Condition," 10 Sep. 2019 Before the heat wave began, power company officials warned outages may reoccur as people ramp up their air conditioning. Kristin Lam, USA TODAY, "With 46K blacked out, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo rips Con Edison: 'They should have been better prepared'," 21 July 2019

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First Known Use of reoccur

1734, in the meaning defined above

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“Reoccur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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