reoccur

verb re·oc·cur \ ˌrē-ə-ˈkər \
|Updated on: 9 Jun 2018

Definition of reoccur

reoccurred; reoccurring
: 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.
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reoccurrence

play \ˌrē-ə-ˈkər-ən(t)s, ˌrē-ə-ˈkə-rən(t)s\ noun, plural reoccurrences
    • a reoccurrence of infection

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1734

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