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recidivate

[ ri-sid-uh-veyt, ree- ]
/ rɪˈsɪd əˌveɪt, ri- /
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verb (used without object), re·cid·i·vat·ed, re·cid·i·vat·ing.

to engage in recidivism; relapse.

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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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