verb (used without object), re·cid·i·vat·ed, re·cid·i·vat·ing.
to engage in recidivism; relapse.
Origin of recidivate
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Related Words for recidivateelapse, relapse, recede, terminate, expire, cease, descend, degenerate, subside, deteriorate, decline, return, die, retrograde, revert, slide, apostatize, slip, pass, end
"fall back; relapse," 1520s, from Medieval Latin recidivatus, past participle of recidivare "to relapse" (see recidivist). Related: Recidivated; recidivating.
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