[ ri-sid-uh-veyt, ree- ]
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verb (used without object),re·cid·i·vat·ed, re·cid·i·vat·ing.
  1. to engage in recidivism; relapse.

Origin of recidivate

First recorded in 1520–30; from Medieval Latin recidivātus, past participle of recidivāre “to slide back, revert, relapse”; see recidivism, -ate1

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